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What does Harriett mean?

Harriett Pronunciation of Harriett [har-ri-ett] as a name for girls has its root in Old German, and the name Harriett means "home leader". Harriett is an alternate spelling of Harriet (Old German): feminine of Harry, from Henry.


Harriett has 4 variants: Hariette, Harriot, Harriott and Harriotte.

2 more relations via Harriet: Harrie and Harrietta.

Creative forms:
(female) Harett, Hariett, ..

(male) Haret, Harid, ..

Middle name pairings:
Harriett Yarely (H.Y.), ..

How popular is Harriett?

Harriett is a very prominent first name for women (#769 out of 4276, Top 18%) and a slightly less prominent surname for both adults and children (#77742 out of 150436, Top 52%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Harriett reached its highest rank of #194 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not in the Top 1000 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harriett name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Harriet (#1314 in 2015) is the only other prominent variation form of Harriett listed in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Harriott, are seldom used. These relations of Harriett were at the apex of their popularity 135 years ago (median #142) and have become significantly less popular since (#1657, 97% less usage), with forms such as Harriet becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harriett, Harriet in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Harriett is alike in pronunciation to Harriette. Other recommended names are Arnett, Babbett, Babett, Barrie, Berett, Bergett (see Bridget), Birgett, Birgitt, Brett, Brigett, Britt, Burnett, Byrgitt, Carrie, Charlett, Charolett, Doritt, Hadarit (see Hadara), Hadria, Hadriana, Hadriane, Hadrien, Hadrienne, Haelie, Hailie, Halette, Halie, Hallie, Hanita, Hannie, Harela, Harlea, Harlee, Harleen, Harlene, Harley, Harli, Harlie, Harper, Harpreet, Harrela (see Harela), Harrella, Hatsie, Hattie, Haylie, Henrie, Henrieta, Henrietta, Henriette, Henryetta, Janett, Juliett, Karrie, Larretta (see Loretta), Margrett, Mariet, Marietta, Mariette, Ornett (see Arnette), Orrnett (see Arnette), Padgett, Pagett, Scarlett, Sharlett and Taitt. These names tend to be less commonly used than Harriett.

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