What does Harriet mean?
Harriet [har-ri-et] as a girls' name is pronounced HARE-ee-et. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Harriet is "home leader". Feminine of Harry, from Henry; an informal version of Henrietta. A TV sitcom in the 1950s was called "Ozzie and Harriet". Literary: "Harriet the Spy" is a well-known children's book. See also Etta. Author Harriet Beecher Stowe; civil rights leader Harriet Tubman.
Affiliated girl name: Harriette.Creative forms:
(female) Hardee, Harridee, ..
(male) Harde, Harriel, .. Middle name pairings:
Harriet Mia (H.M.), ..
How popular is Harriet?
Harriet is a very popular first name for women (#316 out of 4276, Top 7%) and a slightly less popular last name for all people (#82691 out of 150436, Top 55%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Harriet reached its highest position of #90 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is at #1314 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Hattie (#488 from current records), Hallie (#566), Halle (#916), Etta (#1075), Henrietta, Henry, Harriett, Harriette and Harry are the popular related forms of Harriet (#1314 from current records). Other forms, like Henrieta, are uncommon. These forms of Harriet were popular as birth names a century ago (average #442) and are now significantly less widespread (#1435, ▼92%), with versions such as Halle going out of style.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Barrie, Briet, Carrie▼, Garnet▼, Hadarit (see Hadara), Hadria, Hadrien, Haelie, Hailie▼, Halie▼, Hannie, Harlea, Harlee▲, Harleen, Harley▲, Harli, Harlie, Harper▲, Harpreet, Harrela (see Harela), Haylie▼, Karrie▼, Marget, Margret▼ and Mariet. These names tend to be less frequently used than Harriet.See names in meaning and etymology.