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What does Harrison mean?

Harrison /har-ri-son/ as a boys' name is pronounced HARE-ee-sun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harrison is "son of Harry".

Transferred use of the surname. Use may have been influenced by US presidents William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) and his grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901). Actor Harrison Ford.

Associated with: old english, surname, ford (river)


Harrison has 3 variants: Harris, Harriss and Harrisson.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Harsein, Harson, ..

(female) Harriko, Harrima, ..

How popular is Harrison?

Harrison is a very popular first name for men (#568 out of 1220, Top 47%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#128 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Charted below is the baby name history of Harrison for boys. Harrison entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its apex rank of #116 in the U.S. then, and is at #127 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

The only other prominent alternative form of Harrison (#127 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 is Harris (#1084 from current records). These forms of Harrison were at the top of their popularity in 2014 (adoption of 0.18%), except for the version Harris which has become less trendy. Harrison is the most fashionable birth name among these.

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aarron, Barron, Barrton, Carlson, Carlsson, Carson, Corridon, Darion, Darrian, Darrien, Darrin, Darrion, Darron, Davison, Farrimond, Farrin, Farris, Farrish, Farron, Garion, Garretson, Garrin, Garrison, Garrisson, Garron, Garson, Hadrian, Hadrien, Haimon, Hanson, Hansson, Harbin, Hardin, Hardon, Harish, Harkan, Harken, Harkin, Harlin, Harmon, Haron, Haroon, Harri, Harrie, Harrington, Henryson, Herrior, Jaimison, Jaison, Jamison, Jarrin, Jarron, Karlson, Karlsson, Karson, Larrin, Larron, Larson, Larsson, Lauriston, Maddison, Madison, Marion, Marmion, Marrinor (see Marriner), Morrison, Morrisson, Narciso, Parris, Parrish, Parriss, Parson, Tarrin, Tarron and Warrin. These names tend to be less commonly used than Harrison.