Henrik is a male given name of Germanic origin, primarily used in Scandinavia, Estonia, Hungary and Slovenia. In Poland, the name is spelt Henryk but pronounced similarly. Equivalents in other languages are Henry (English), Heikki (Finnish), Henryk (Polish), Hendrik (Dutch), Heinrich (German), Enrico (Italian), Henri (French), Enrique (Spanish) and Henrique (Portuguese). It means 'Ruler of the home' or 'Lord of the house'.
People named "Henrik" include:
- Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark.
- Prince Henrik of Denmark.
- Niels Henrik Abel, Norwegian mathematician.
- Henrik Wergeland, Norwegian poet and general writer.
- Henrik Dam, Danish biochemist and Nobel prize laureate.
- Henrik Fisker, Danish automobile designer.
- Henrik Freischlader, German blues musician.
- Henrik Hagtvedt (born 1971) Norwegian visual artist
- Henrik Ibsen, influential Norwegian playwright.
- Henrik Larsson, Swedish football player.
- Henrik Lundqvist, Swedish ice hockey goalie.
- Henrik Sedin, Swedish ice hockey player.
- Henrik Stenson, Swedish professional golfer.
- Henrik Zetterberg, Swedish ice hockey player.
- Henrik Ojamaa, Estonian football player.
- Ole Henrik Magga, Norwegian Sami linguist and politician.
This name is mostly used in the northern countries such as Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Estonia, and Finland.