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What does Harriss mean?

Harriss Pronunciation of Harriss [har-riss] as a boys' name is an Old English name, and the meaning of the name Harriss is "son of Harry". Harriss is a variant form of Harrison (Old English): transferred use of the surname.

Associated with: old english.


Harriss has 1 variant: Harris.

1 more alternative form via Harrison: Harrisson.

Creative forms:
(male) Herriss, Horiss, ..

(female) Harcy, Harsi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Harriss Braxtyn (H.B.), ..

How popular is Harriss?

Harriss is an uncommon first name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#20693 out of 150436, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Harris (#1002 from current records) and Harrison (#119) are the prominent variation forms of Harriss (outside Top 2000). These forms of Harriss were favored by parents in 2015 (average #560). Harrison is the most contemporarily stylish baby name here. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arliss, Boriss, Burgiss (see Burgess), Caddiss, Chriss, Corliss, Curtiss, Dariess (see Darius), Darrius, Daviss, Farris, Farrish, Ferriss, Hadrian, Hadriel, Hadrien, Hamish, Hanss, Haralds, Harbin, Hardin, Harding, Hari, Harish, Harjit, Harkin, Harli, Harlie, Harlin, Harrel, Harrell, Harri, Harrie, Harry, Harvie, Harwill (see Hartwell), Hawkins, Herrick, Herrik (see Herrick), Herrior, Holliss, Kriss, Kurtiss (see Kurtis), Landiss (see Lander), Markess, Markiss, Morriss, Parris, Parrish, Parriss, Purviss and Tavariss (see Tavaris). These names tend to be more commonly used than Harriss.

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