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What does Harrison mean?

Harrison Pronunciation of Harrison 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)


VARIANTS Harris, Harriss, Harrisson



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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)

Harrison reached its apex rank of #107 in the U.S. in the year 2016. (2016 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?

The only other prominent alternative form of Harrison (#107 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) ranked in the Top 2000 is Harris (#967). These forms of Harrison were at the top of their popularity in 2016 (ADOPTION OF 0.21%). 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-sounding 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.

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