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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Girl. Ranked #679 most popular

What does the name "Harriet" mean?

Harriet (English): Home Ruler

The name "Harriet" is of English origin and it means "Home Ruler". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 3 other names that are similar to this one.

H is for honest, something you hold dear.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

R is for relax, you know how!

R is for rapport, friends seek you.

I is for ignite, the fire in you!

E is for expressive, not one to hold within.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

Your name in reverse order is "Teirrah". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Irhtera". How do you pronounce that?

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How popular is the name "Harriet" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Harriet? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 87,988 babies born with the name Harriet in the United States. That's more than enough Harriets to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 319 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Harriet" was in 1921 with a total of 2,388 babies. (That's a lot of baby Harriets)

According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harriet" ranks #76 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 66 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1919. Across the entire United States a total of 2,168 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Harriet popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Harriet in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Harriet

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe is a writer. Harriet was born in 1811 as Harriet Elisabeth Beecher in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.


Harriet Miers

Harriet Miers is an officeholder. Harriet was born in 1945 as Harriet Ellan Miers in Dallas, Texas.


Pauline Cushman

Pauline Cushman is an actress and union spy. Pauline was born in 1833 as Harriet Wood in New Orleans, Louisiana.


Harriet Lane Johnston

Harriet Lane Johnston is an officeholder. Harriet was born in 1830 in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA.


Past life for Harriet born Aug 17, 1962

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Western Africa approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

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