Boy Baby Name

Enrique

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Quick Facts on Enrique

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 387
Pronunciation:
en-REE-ke
Simple meaning:
Ruler of the home

Characteristics of Enrique

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Enrique

Enrique is the Spanish form of the German name Heinrich (Henry in English). The name Henry comes from the Germanic words “haim” and “rīc” which translates to ‘home’ and ‘ruler, power,’ respectively. Hence, the meaning of the name Enrique is ‘Powerful Ruler of the Home’. The name probably made its way to the Iberian Peninsula by way of the expanding Germanic tribes (Vandals and Goths) throughout Europe during early medieval times. The German Heinrich has become one of the most successful names across Europe and can be found in many languages: Henry (English), Henri (France), Enrico (Italian), Henrique (Portuguese), Henrik (Norwegian) and Enrique in Spanish. Kiki, Kiko and Kiké have all been used as pet forms of Enrique. Enrique is currently the 75th most popular boy’s name in Spain (2010).

Popularity of the Name Enrique

Enrique has followed a similar path on the American popularity charts as other Spanish masculine names. In other words, it’s been on the charts for over 100 years and has increased in popularity right along with the rising Hispanic/Latino populations in the United States. Enrique reminds us of so many of the strong yet sexy names from the Spanish language. It’s totally loaded with that Latino passion (thanks in part to the handsome Latino singers Enrique Iglesias and Enrique "Ricky" Martín). But like Xavier and Rafael, Enrique is a name without the expected “o” ending you so see with many of the Spanish male names (Antonio, Fernando, Ricardo, etc). We like that; it makes the name stand out. And here’s a little bit of Americano trivia for you lovers of this name: Enrique "Ricky" Alberto Ricardo y de Acha III was the full name of Lucy’s husband on the classic TV show “I Love Lucy”. I guess it’s fair to say, Me Amo Enrique también!!
Popularity of the Boy Name Enrique
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Enrique

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Enrique

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Enrique

    Enrique We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Enrique.

  • Popular Songs on Enrique

    Popular Songs on Enrique

    Enrique - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Enrique.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Enrique

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Enrique

    Enrique Iglesias (Jill C. Wheeler) - Discusses the life and career of the Hispanic American singing star. Recommended for ages 8-12.

    Enrique Speaks with His Hands (Benjamin Fudge) - Enrique is special, but his family does not understand why until a stranger introduces them to other children who are just like Enrique. Only then does the family realize that Enrique is Deaf. Enrique Speaks With His Hands is a beautifully illustrated book that can help parents teach children how to be tolerable of children who are different. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Enrique's Journey (Sonia Nazario) - In this astonishing true story, award-winning journalist Sonia Nazario recounts the unforgettable odyssey of a Honduran boy who braves unimaginable hardship and peril to reach his mother in the United States. Recommended for ages young adult.

    Maria Llevo Su Traje Rojo y Enrique Llevo Sus Tenis Verdes (Merle Peek) - The School Library Journal says “The lyrics of a traditional folk song appear in counterpoint to this story of Katy Bear’s birthday party, told in detail through Peek’s flowing pencil and crayon illustrations…The possibilities for using this book with children are limitless…A clever extension of a classic American folk song that will be a boon to youngsters’ language development.” A sing-along text for English and Spanish-speaking readers. Recommended for ages baby to preschool.

  • Famous People Named Enrique

    Famous People Named Enrique

    Famous People Named Enrique - Enrique "Ricky" Martín Morales (singer); Enrique Iglesias (Spanish singer); Enrique of Malacca (Sumatran slave who was among the first to travel around the world with Magellan); Enrique Aguirre (medical, discovered cervical cancer and the cause of HPV); Enrique Bunbury (musician); Enrique Dawi (filmmaker); Enrique Granados (pianist/composer); Enrique el Mellizo (flamenco singer); Enrique Murciano (actor); Enrique Jardiel Poncela (playwright); José Enrique Sánchez (soccer player)

  • Children of Famous People Named Enrique

    Children of Famous People Named Enrique

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Enrique - Julio Iglesias (singer)

  • Historic Figures

    Enrique - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Enrique Dupuy de Lôme (1816-1885) - Enrique Dupuy de Lôme was a Spanish ambassador to the United States. His so-called “de Lôme Letter” is often credited with starting the Spanish-American War. In 1898, Enrique wrote a letter to a Spanish official in Cuba criticizing President William McKinley – calling him “weak” and a “low politician” and warning of an intervention on behalf of the Cuban insurgents. News of the letter leaked to the American press, it was published and the American people were furious. They cried out for intervention in Cuba against the Spaniards (just as the letter had warned), who they saw as treating the Cubans atrociously. Apparently, the letter was a self-fulfilling prophesy. Either that, or the Americans were just looking for an excuse to exercise their growing world power.

Personality of the Boy Name Enrique

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Enrique

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