What does Harris mean?
Harris \ha(r)-ris\ as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Harris is "son of Harry". Harris is a derivative of Harrison (Old English): actor Harrison Ford. See also Heimrich.
Harris▼ has 1 variant: Harriss.
Harris▼ has 1 more related variation via Harrison: Harrisson.
Harris is a somewhat popular first name for men (#730 out of 1220, Top 60%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#24 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Harris for boys. Harris reached its apex position of #390 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Harris and affiliated names. Harrison (#127 last year) is the only other prominent alternative form of Harris appearing in the Top 1000. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.7365%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.4365%, down 40.7%), with the form Harris becoming less in vogue. Harrison (#127) is the most contemporarily stylish boy name here, with this name going through a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)