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Harry 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 ruler". 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.
Baby names that sound like Harry are Hairo and Hari.
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Popularity of Harry
Harry is a very popular first name for men (#70 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2812 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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