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Meaning and name origin

Harry \ha(r)-ry\ as a boy's name is pronounced HARE-ee. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Harry is "home leader". The English version of the French pronunciation of Henri (aw-REE). It's used as a nickname of Henry and Harold. American use may be homage to President Harry S. Truman. Fictional character Harry Potter has also influenced the name. Prince Henry of Wales is widely known as Harry. Actor Harry Belafonte; American Supreme Court Justice Harry A. Blackmun; magician Harry Houdini.

Harry has 3 variant forms: Hal, Harrie and Heimrich.

There is 1 feminine form of Harry: Harriet.


Harry is a very popular first name for males (#70 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2812 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Harry for boys (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Harry name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Harry and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Hal, Harold, Harry, Henri and Henry. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Hal, Harold, Harry, Henri, Henry in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Harry, Henry outside U.S.

Similar Names

Harry is also pronounced similarly to Hairo and Hari. Other suggested similar baby names are Barry, Darry, Garry, Hardy, Harly, Harvy, Larry and Parry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Harry.


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