What does Harrison mean?
Harrison /har-ri-son/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced HARE-ee-sun. It is of Old English origin, and the meaning of Harrison is "son of Harry". Actor Harrison Ford.
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 popularity 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)
The only other prominent alternative form of Harrison (#127 the previous year) ranked in the Top 1000 is Harris. These boy names reached the top of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.7365%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.4365%, 40.7% less), with the version Harris becoming less trendy. Harrison (#127) is the most fashionable birth name among these, with this name undergoing a rebound in popularity. Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Harrison and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A suggested similar baby name is Garrison. This name tends to be less commonly used than Harrison.