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Meaning and Name Origin

Harry \ha(r)-ry\ as a boys' 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.


Variations

Harry has 3 variants: Hal, Harrie and Heimrich.

Harry has 43 more related variations via Harold, Henry: Araldo, Aralt, Aroldo, Arrigo, Arry, Enrico, Enrikos, Enrique, Enzio, Garald, Garold, Hank, Harald, Haralds, Harolda, Haroldo, Harrell, Heike, Heiko, Heindrick, Heindrik, Heiner, Heinrich, Heinrick, Heinrik, Heinz, Hendrick, Hendrik, Henerik, Henning, Henri, Henrik, Henrique, Henryk, Heraldo, Heriot, Herlad, Herold, Herrick, Herrior, Herrold, Herryck and Hinrich.

Harry has 1 feminine form: Harriet.


Popularity

Harry is a very prominent first name for men (#70 out of 1220, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#2812 out of 88799, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the baby name popularity of Harry for boys. Harry reached its apex position of #11 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, and is at #714 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Harry and affiliated names. Henry (#33 the previous year), Enrique (#414), Hank (#602), Harold (#828), Henrik (#863), Garold, Hal, Enrico and Henri are the popular related forms of Harry (#714 the previous year). These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and have become significantly less popular since, with the forms Harry, Harold and Hal becoming less stylish. Hank (#602) and Enrique (#414) are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names here, with Hank having a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Enrico, Enrique, Garold, Hal, Hank, Harold, Harry, Henri, Henrik, Henry in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Harry is alike in pronunciation to Hairo and Hari. Other recommended 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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