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What does Harris mean?

Harris /har-ris/ as a boys' name means "descendant of Harry". Surname.

Affiliated boy names: Heimrich and Harrison.


Kreatif forms:
(male) Hasris, Heiris, ..

(female) Harlis, Harsa, ..

How popular is Harris?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Harris for boys. Harris reached its apex position of #390 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is at #1084 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Below is a graphed analysis of the statistics of Harris and affiliated names. Harrison (#127 last year) is the only other prominent alternative form of Harris (#1084 last year) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Harris were popular with parents presently (median #605). Harrison is the continual favorite, while Harris has become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harris, Harrison in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harris, Harrison outside U.S.

Similar Names


Harris is alike in pronunciation to Harriss. Other recommended names are Arris, Baris, Barric, Barrie, Borris, Darrin, Darriq, Darrius, Faris, Farrin, Farris, Farrish, Ferris, Garrie, Garrin, Harbin, Hardin, Hari, Harish, Harjit, Harkin, Harli, Harlie, Harlin, Harrel, Harri, Harrie, Harry, Harvie, Herrick, Herrik (see Herrick), Jaris, Jarrid, Jarrin, Jarvis, Larrin, Morris, Norris, Paris, Parrie, Parris, Parrish, Parriss, Tarrin, Terris and Warrin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Harris.