henrietta

[hen-ree-et-uh]

Origin of henrietta

First recorded in 1850–55; after Henrietta Maria (1609–69), queen consort of Charles I of England

Henrietta

[hen-ree-et-uh]
noun
  1. a female given name, form of Henry.
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Examples from the Web for henrietta

Contemporary Examples of henrietta

Historical Examples of henrietta

  • In 1642 Queen Henrietta Maria landed on whatever quay then existed.

  • I thought you were going to tell me something Henrietta Lamb had done to our Alice.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • The reason she can't is because Henrietta Lamb hasn't invited her.

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • Haven't I just proved it, the way I've been going for Henrietta?

    Alice Adams

    Booth Tarkington

  • At my coming in she said, 'You see I am come to keep Henrietta company.


Word Origin and History for henrietta

Henrietta

fem. proper name, from French Henriette, fem. diminutive of Henri (see Henry). In late 19c. a type of light dress fabric.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper