What does Harris mean?
Harris /har-ris/ [2 sylls.] as a name for boys is of Old English origin, and the meaning of the name Harris is "son of Harry". Harris is a version of Harrison (Old English): actor Harrison Ford. Compare last name Horris. See also Heimrich.
Harris▼ has 1 variant: Harriss.
Harris▼ has 1 more related variation via Harrison: Harrisson.Kreatif forms: Halris, Hanris, Hiris. [more]
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. 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. Variants like Harriss are seldom used. 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)