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What does Harriet mean?

Harriet \ha(r)-riet\ 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.


Variations

Harriet has 15 variants: Halle, Hallie, Hariette, Harrie, Harriett, Harrietta, Harriot, Harriott, Harriotte, Hatsee, Hatsey, Hatsie, Hatsy, Hattie and Hatty.

Harriet has 22 more related variations via Etta, Henrietta: Enrichetta, Enrichette, Enriqueta, Etta, Ettie, Etty, Heike, Hendrika, Henia, Henie, Henka, Hennie, Henrie, Henrieta, Henriette, Henrika, Henryetta, Hetta, Hette, Hettie, Yetta and Yettie.


Popularity

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. then, but is not found in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Harriet name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harriet outside U.S.

Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Harriet and related names. Hallie (#586 the previous year), Hattie (#590), Halle (#773), Henrietta, Henriette, Henry, Yetta, Hettie, Harriett, Etta, Ettie, Enriqueta and Harry are the popular related forms of Harriet. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.5396%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.0751%, down 86.1%), with versions such as Halle, Hallie, Etta, Ettie and Harriet falling out of style. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Enriqueta, Etta, Ettie, Halle, Hallie, Harriet, Harriett, Harry, Hattie, Henrietta in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Henriette, Henry, Hettie, Yetta in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harriet outside U.S.

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