Meaning and name origin
Heriot \he-riot\ as a boy's name is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Heriot is "home leader". Heriot is a variant of Henry (Old German): from haim meaning "home" and rÓc meaning "power, ruler".
Heriot is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Heriot and its source form. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Henry (#33). (2014 statistics).