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What does Harrison mean?

Harrison Pronunciation of 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.

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Middle name pairings:
Harrison Baron (H.B.), ..

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)

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)

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

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

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.

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

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