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What does Harriot mean?

Harriot Pronunciation of Harriot [har-riot] as a name for girls has its root in Old German, and the name Harriot means "home leader". Harriot is a variant form of Harriet (Old German): feminine of Harry, from Henry.


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

2 more different relations via Harriet: Harrie and Harrietta.

Creative forms:
(female) Harda, Hariot, ..

(male) Harria, Harriel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Harriot Kaylin (H.K.), ..

How popular is Harriot?

Harriot is an unusual given name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#124109 out of 150436, Top 82%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Harriot (not ranked) are Harriet (#1314 from recent data) and Harriett. Other forms, like Harriotte, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Harriot reached its most widespread a century ago (average #142) and is now significantly less, with forms like Harriett becoming less fashionable. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Harriot is alike in pronunciation to Harriette. Other recommended names are Hadarit (see Hadara), Hadria, Hadrien, Harli, Harlie, Harpreet, Harrela (see Harela) and Margot. These names tend to be more frequently used than Harriot.

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