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Harriet meaning and name origin
Harriet \ha(r)-riet\ as a girl's name is pronounced HARE-ee-et. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Harriet is "home ruler". Feminine form 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.
Harriet has 15 variant forms: Halle, Hallie, Harrie, Harriett, Harrietta, Hariette, Harriot, Harriott, Harriotte, Hatsee, Hatsey, Hatsie, Hatsy, Hattie and Hatty.
Baby names that sound like Harriet are Hertha and Herta.
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Popularity of Harriet
Harriet is a very popular first name for women (#316 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#47112 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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