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pinWhat 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.


Harrison has 3 variants: Harris, Harriss and Harrisson.

Kreatif forms: Harrisonhy, Harsein, Hyharrison. [more]

pinHow 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 #127 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 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 1000 is Harris. These forms of Harrison reached the top of their popularity during 1880-1889 (adoption of 0.737%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.437%, 40.7% less), with the version Harris becoming less trendy. Harrison is the most fashionable birth name among these, with this name undergoing a rebound in popularity.

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

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

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