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What does Harry mean?

Harry [har-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 Henri. The name is 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.

Associated with: home, leader, fictional (literary), prince (king), justice.


Harry has 3 variants: Hal, Harrie and Heimrich.

Harry has 8 more relations via Harold, Henry: Arry, Hank, Harald, Harrell, Harri, Henri, Henryk and Herryck.

Harry has 1 feminine form: Harriet.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Hary, Hory, ..

(female) Harey, Harra, ..

How popular is Harry?

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 (#3703 out of 150436, Top 2%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the baby name history 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. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Henry (#33 the previous year), Hank (#602), Harold (#828), Henri (#1596), Harrell, Harald, Hal and Harrie are the popular related forms of Harry (#714 the previous year). Other forms, like Henryk, are uncommon. These relations of Harry were favored as birth names a century ago (adoption of 4.4%) and have become significantly less popular since (adoption 0.55%, 87.5%), with forms such as Harold becoming somewhat outmoded. Hank is the most contemporarily stylish birth name here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harry, Hal, Hank, Harald, Harold in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Harrell, Harrie, Henri, Henry in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Harry is alike in pronunciation to Hairo, Hari, Hiro and Horry. Other recommended names are Barry, Berry, Camry, Cary, Clarry, Corry, Curry, Darry, Derry, Garry, Gary, Gerry, Hadly, Hagly, Haily (see Haley), Haley, Halsy, Hanly, Hany, Hardey, Hardy, Harel, Harley, Harli, Harlo, Harly, Harlyn, Harm, Haron, Harrel, Harris, Hart, Harte, Harthy, Harun, Harv, Harve, Harvey, Harvy, Hasty, Hawly, Hurly, Jary, Jerry, Jorry, Kerry, Korry, Larry, Lary, Lawry, Lorry, Mabry, Maury, Morry, Murry, Orry, Parry, Perry, Qadry, Rorry, Terry and Torry. These names tend to be less commonly used than Harry.