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Meaning and Name Origin

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.


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.


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 (#47112 out of 88799, Top 53%). (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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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 popularity of the girl name Harriet and related names. Popular related forms of Harriet rated in the Top 1000 are Hallie (#586 the previous year), Hattie (#590), Halle (#773), Henrietta, Henriette, Henry, Yetta, Hettie, Harriett, Etta, Ettie, Enriqueta and Harry. These girl names were at the apex of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 and are now significantly less widespread, with versions such as Halle, Hallie, Henriette, Henry and Hettie falling out of style. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.