Heinrich Luitpold Himmler 7 October 1900–23 May 1945) was Reichsführer of the Schutzstaffel (SS), a military commander, and a leading member of the Nazi Party (NSDAP) of Nazi Germany. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler later appointed him Commander of the Replacement (Home) Army and General Plenipotentiary for the entire Reich’s administration (Generalbevollmächtigter für die Verwaltung). Himmler was one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and one of the persons most directly responsible for the Holocaust.
Heinrich is a given name of Germanic origin and cognate of “Henry”.
Henry masc. proper name, from Fr. Henri, from L.L. Henricus, from Ger. Heinrich, from O.H.G. Heimerich, lit. “the ruler of the house,” from heim “home” + rihhi “ruler.” One of the most popular Norman names after the Conquest.
Last name origin & meaning:
German: topographic name for someone living at a high altitude or in a pleasant place (see Himmel), the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.
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So we can deduce that the name ‘Heinrich Himmler’ means ‘one who rules the homeland (or fatherland) from a lofty height’. So when Himmler met Hitler in the Kehlsteinhaus in his role as Commander of the Home Army and later on the Reichsführer-SS, nominative determinism seems to have played a part.
If you include his middle name of ‘Luitpold’ which derives from ‘Leopold’ which means ‘bold people’ then it becomes ‘one who rules the homeland of bold people from a lofty height’. Yep, sounds like Nazi Germany alright.
Perhaps the reason there has been 9 kings of England named ‘Henry’ is because the royal houses were encoding the meaning in the name like a self-referential meta-tagged holographic cryptogram. Kind of like ‘King King’.