What does Harry mean?
Harry /har-ry/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Harry▼ has 43 more relations 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.Kreatif forms: Hamry, Hayry, Hory. [more]
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. 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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). Forms like Heriot are uncommon. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.4469%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2546%, ▼43%), 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. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of Harry and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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.