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88k
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since 1880

Harriet

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Home Ruler
  • #679 All Time
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Boys

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 319 319 0 #73 girl name
1881 270 270 0 #85 girl name
1882 289 289 0 #90 girl name
1883 341 341 0 #82 girl name
1884 339 339 0 #91 girl name
1885 342 342 0 #89 girl name
1886 341 341 0 #99 girl name
1887 342 342 0 #94 girl name
1888 389 389 0 #99 girl name
1889 397 397 0 #99 girl name
1890 399 399 0
1891 354 354 0
1892 402 402 0
1893 428 428 0
1894 411 411 0
1895 435 435 0
1896 437 437 0
1897 383 383 0
1898 491 491 0
1899 431 431 0
1900 461 461 0
1901 414 414 0
1902 399 399 0
1903 416 416 0
1904 448 448 0
1905 413 413 0
1906 497 497 0
1907 477 477 0
1908 553 548 5
1909 532 527 5
1910 637 637 0
1911 791 791 0
1912 1,043 1,043 0
1913 1,039 1,039 0
1914 1,455 1,455 0
1915 1,849 1,849 0
1916 2,075 2,067 8
1917 2,203 2,203 0
1918 2,345 2,345 0
1919 2,168 2,168 0
1920 2,361 2,361 0
1921 2,394 2,388 6
1922 2,240 2,235 5
1923 2,206 2,199 7
1924 2,190 2,190 0
1925 2,069 2,069 0
1926 1,991 1,985 6
1927 1,974 1,964 10
1928 1,793 1,784 9
1929 1,709 1,698 11
1930 1,605 1,597 8
1931 1,415 1,415 0
1932 1,350 1,350 0
1933 1,238 1,238 0
1934 1,285 1,279 6
1935 1,294 1,294 0
1936 1,340 1,333 7
1937 1,423 1,418 5
1938 1,374 1,374 0
1939 1,390 1,390 0
1940 1,362 1,362 0
1941 1,395 1,395 0
1942 1,442 1,442 0
1943 1,443 1,443 0
1944 1,268 1,262 6
1945 1,175 1,175 0
1946 1,307 1,300 7
1947 1,323 1,323 0
1948 1,124 1,119 5
1949 1,100 1,100 0
1950 934 934 0
1951 924 924 0
1952 881 881 0
1953 797 797 0
1954 721 721 0
1955 693 693 0
1956 597 592 5
1957 559 559 0
1958 511 511 0
1959 514 514 0
1960 471 471 0
1961 433 433 0
1962 387 387 0
1963 350 350 0
1964 278 278 0
1965 290 290 0
1966 207 207 0
1967 228 228 0
1968 145 145 0
1969 154 154 0
1970 168 168 0
1971 109 109 0
1972 92 92 0
1973 75 75 0
1974 97 97 0
1975 75 75 0
1976 61 61 0
1977 66 66 0
1978 59 59 0
1979 47 47 0
1980 57 57 0
1981 50 50 0
1982 61 61 0
1983 47 47 0
1984 40 40 0
1985 46 46 0
1986 41 41 0
1987 37 37 0
1988 31 31 0
1989 42 42 0
1990 35 35 0
1991 30 30 0
1992 42 42 0
1993 27 27 0
1994 30 30 0
1995 36 36 0
1996 34 34 0
1997 30 30 0
1998 46 46 0
1999 34 34 0
2000 37 37 0
2001 43 43 0
2002 38 38 0
2003 43 43 0
2004 31 31 0
2005 43 43 0
2006 61 61 0
2007 61 61 0
2008 36 36 0
2009 55 55 0
2010 56 56 0
2011 87 87 0
2012 89 89 0
2013 127 127 0
2014 127 127 0

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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 1924 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harriet" ranks #69 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Montana. Imagine that, 17 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1924. Across the entire United States a total of 2,190 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Harriet" mean? The list below shows the origins of Harriet as well as things modernly associated with the name Harriet such as celebrities named Harriet.

English

Origin and Meaning of Harriet

The name "Harriet" is of English origin, and it means "Home Ruler". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

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

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Harriet Miers

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

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Pauline Cushman

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

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Harriet Lane Johnston

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

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Alternative Meanings

H is for honor, your most valuable possession.

A is for altruism, the unselfish you.

R is for relish, you seek a challenge.

R is for relax, you know how!

I is for inspire, others seek your guidance.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

T is for touching, the way you show you are.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Harriet born Jun 7, 1972

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 New Guinea approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

Name poster for Harriet

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