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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 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.
Harriet is a very popular first name for females (#316 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#47112 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Harriet for girls (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Harriet and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Etta, Halle, Hallie, Harriet, Harriett, Harry, Hattie, Henrietta and Henry. (2015 statistics).
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