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


Harriet is a very popular first name for females (#316 out of 4276, Top 7%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#47112 out of 88799, Top 53%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Harriet for girls. Harriet reached its highest rank of #90 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Harriet and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Hallie (#586), Hattie (#590), Halle (#773), Henrietta, Henry, Harriett, Harriet, Etta and Harry. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Halle, Hallie, Harriet outside U.S.