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Meaning and Name Origin

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. A somewhat infrequently used name for newborns. 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 (#15 out of 88799, 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)

Top 1000 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 popularity of the boy name Harris and affiliated names. The only other prominent alternative form of Harris appearing in the Top 1000 is Harrison (#127 last year). These boy names were at the peak of their popularity during 1880-1889 and are now much less popular, 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Harris, Harrison in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended similar baby names are Farris, Harrie, Herrik and Parris. These names tend to be less commonly used than Harris.