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422k
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since 1880

Harry

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Army Ruler
  • #152 All Time
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How popular is the name "Harry" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 2,158 6 2,152 #12 boy name
1881 2,002 0 2,002 #12 boy name
1882 2,246 14 2,232 #12 boy name
1883 2,116 6 2,110 #12 boy name
1884 2,338 15 2,323 #12 boy name
1885 2,209 11 2,198 #12 boy name
1886 2,272 15 2,257 #12 boy name
1887 2,070 13 2,057 #12 boy name
1888 2,772 13 2,759 #9 boy name
1889 2,564 5 2,559 #8 boy name
1890 2,357 12 2,345 #10 boy name
1891 2,141 9 2,132 #9 boy name
1892 2,471 11 2,460 #9 boy name
1893 2,264 19 2,245 #10 boy name
1894 2,199 10 2,189 #10 boy name
1895 2,143 15 2,128 #12 boy name
1896 2,102 11 2,091 #11 boy name
1897 1,888 9 1,879 #13 boy name
1898 2,134 5 2,129 #12 boy name
1899 1,732 0 1,732 #13 boy name
1900 2,279 7 2,272 #13 boy name
1901 1,602 8 1,594 #13 boy name
1902 1,761 11 1,750 #13 boy name
1903 1,656 9 1,647 #13 boy name
1904 1,731 9 1,722 #13 boy name
1905 1,631 12 1,619 #14 boy name
1906 1,645 14 1,631 #14 boy name
1907 1,824 11 1,813 #14 boy name
1908 1,941 7 1,934 #14 boy name
1909 1,933 9 1,924 #14 boy name
1910 1,987 9 1,978 #16 boy name
1911 2,550 12 2,538 #13 boy name
1912 4,648 24 4,624 #16 boy name
1913 5,480 22 5,458 #15 boy name
1914 6,612 24 6,588 #19 boy name
1915 8,497 27 8,470 #19 boy name
1916 8,523 47 8,476 #19 boy name
1917 8,891 35 8,856 #19 boy name
1918 9,939 42 9,897 #20 boy name
1919 9,028 39 8,989 #20 boy name
1920 9,456 47 9,409 #21 boy name
1921 9,785 54 9,731 #21 boy name
1922 9,123 43 9,080 #22 boy name
1923 9,314 52 9,262 #22 boy name
1924 9,154 43 9,111 #22 boy name
1925 8,658 45 8,613 #23 boy name
1926 8,260 52 8,208 #25 boy name
1927 8,073 57 8,016 #25 boy name
1928 7,669 60 7,609 #26 boy name
1929 7,196 60 7,136 #27 boy name
1930 6,889 44 6,845 #28 boy name
1931 6,074 35 6,039 #30 boy name
1932 5,743 40 5,703 #32 boy name
1933 5,166 28 5,138 #35 boy name
1934 5,114 20 5,094 #36 boy name
1935 5,086 33 5,053 #37 boy name
1936 4,953 24 4,929 #39 boy name
1937 4,835 23 4,812 #41 boy name
1938 4,841 19 4,822 #44 boy name
1939 4,678 16 4,662 #45 boy name
1940 4,694 17 4,677 #47 boy name
1941 5,079 25 5,054 #48 boy name
1942 5,646 20 5,626 #48 boy name
1943 5,742 23 5,719 #50 boy name
1944 5,499 22 5,477 #49 boy name
1945 5,673 21 5,652 #47 boy name
1946 6,051 23 6,028 #50 boy name
1947 6,527 15 6,512 #54 boy name
1948 5,965 20 5,945 #57 boy name
1949 5,558 16 5,542 #59 boy name
1950 5,392 18 5,374 #61 boy name
1951 5,318 15 5,303 #70 boy name
1952 5,007 16 4,991 #75 boy name
1953 4,582 13 4,569 #83 boy name
1954 4,373 15 4,358 #86 boy name
1955 4,148 16 4,132 #89 boy name
1956 3,937 15 3,922 #95 boy name
1957 3,810 15 3,795 #100 boy name
1958 3,605 16 3,589
1959 3,293 15 3,278
1960 3,037 21 3,016
1961 2,760 19 2,741
1962 2,636 8 2,628
1963 2,507 12 2,495
1964 2,412 11 2,401
1965 2,123 10 2,113
1966 2,003 9 1,994
1967 1,887 11 1,876
1968 1,790 12 1,778
1969 1,638 11 1,627
1970 1,709 11 1,698
1971 1,537 8 1,529
1972 1,345 13 1,332
1973 1,210 7 1,203
1974 1,095 15 1,080
1975 1,085 13 1,072
1976 977 10 967
1977 958 9 949
1978 923 11 912
1979 923 9 914
1980 866 8 858
1981 841 5 836
1982 776 8 768
1983 764 11 753
1984 734 7 727
1985 788 8 780
1986 677 0 677
1987 714 5 709
1988 678 8 670
1989 746 0 746
1990 626 0 626
1991 633 0 633
1992 644 0 644
1993 567 0 567
1994 550 0 550
1995 507 0 507
1996 482 0 482
1997 449 0 449
1998 479 0 479
1999 460 0 460
2000 438 0 438
2001 454 0 454
2002 437 0 437
2003 446 0 446
2004 446 0 446
2005 459 0 459
2006 414 0 414
2007 445 0 445
2008 379 0 379
2009 384 0 384
2010 364 0 364
2011 324 0 324
2012 324 0 324
2013 328 0 328
2014 335 0 335

Want to know about the populiarty of Harry? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 421,815 babies born with the name Harry in the United States. That's more than enough Harries to occupy the country of Malta with an estimated population of 417,617 (as of December 31, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 2,158 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Harry" was in 1918 with a total of 9,897 babies. (That's a lot of baby Harries)

According to the 1927 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harry" ranks #30 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 193 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1927. Across the entire United States a total of 8,073 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 "Harry" mean? The list below shows the origins of Harry as well as things modernly associated with the name Harry such as celebrities named Harry.

English

Origin and Meaning of Harry

The name "Harry" is of English origin, and it means "Army Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard is a musician, actor, and philanthropist specializing in skiffle, rock and roll, pop, pop rock, ccm music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1958 to present. Cliff was born in 1940 as Harry Rodger Webb in Lucknow, United Provinces, British India.

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Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. is a singer, pianist, composer/arranger, and actor specializing in swing, traditional pop, big band, and jazz-funk music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1977 to present. Harry was born in 1967 as Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr..

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Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini is an illusionist, magician, escapologist, and stunt performer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1891 to 1926. Harry was born in 1874 as Erik Weisz in Budapest, Austria-Hungary.

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Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby is a singer and actor specializing in traditional pop, popular music, jazz, and vocal music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1926 to 1977. Bing was born in 1903 as Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.

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Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte is a singer-songwriter, actor, and social activist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1947 to present. Harry was born in 1927 as Harold George Bellanfanti, Jr. in Harlem, Manhattan, New York New York, U.S.

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Harry Hamlin

Harry Hamlin is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1976 to present. Harry was born in 1951 as Harry Robinson Hamlin in Pasadena, California, U.S.

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Alternative Meanings

H is for handy, the helpful you.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

R is for romp, you know how to have fun!

Y is for youthful, your eternal look.

Your name in reverse order is "Yrrah". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hyarr". 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 Harry born Feb 24, 1954

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Bulgaria approximately on 1875. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. Your lesson - to learn discretion and reason and then teach others to do that. Your life will be happier, when you help those who lack reasoning.

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