Henrietta is a female given name. It comes from the male given name Henry. Henrietta is the English form of the French name Henriette. The short version of this name is Harriet. In some English-speaking areas, Henrietta isn't used as much as it used to be. Harriet, however, is popular for certain countries. Both Henrietta and Harriet were most popular in the 1960s in United States. Henrietta itself ranked 446th in popularity in the 1990 census.