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.
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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)
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 #119 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other prominent alternative form of Harrison (#119 from current records) ranked in the Top 2000 is Harris (#1002 from current records). These forms of Harrison were at the top of their popularity in 2015 (adoption of 0.19%). Harrison is the most fashionable birth name among these.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.