What does Harriet mean?
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.more]
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)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Harriet for girls. Harriet reached its highest position of #90 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Harriet and related names. Hallie (#586 from current records), Hattie (#590), Halle (#773), Henrietta, Henry, Harry, Harriett, Etta and Harriette are the popular related forms of Harriet. Other forms, like Henrieta, are uncommon. These forms of Harriet were popular as birth names during the years 1880-1889 (average #344) and are now significantly less widespread (#894, ▼84%), with versions such as Halle, Hallie, Harriet, Etta and Harriett falling out of style. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)