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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #152 most popular

What does the name "Harry" mean?

Harry (English): Army Ruler

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

H is for hand, that you always give.

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

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

R is for realist, the way you are.

Y is for yearn, your innermost desires.

Your name in reverse order is "Yrrah". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ryahr". 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.

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


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 first appeared 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 1994 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harry" is not a popular baby boy's name in Nevada. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Nevada have the same name as you in 1994. Across the entire United States a total of only 550 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

Where is the name Harry popular?

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

Celebrities named Harry

Cliff Richard

Cliff Richard is a musician, actor, and philanthropist with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1958 to present. Cliff was born in 1940 as Harry Rodger Webb in Lucknow, United Provinces, British India.


Harry Connick Jr.

Harry Connick Jr. is a singer, pianist, composer/arranger, actor, and television music competition judge with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1977 to present. Harry was born in 1967 as Joseph Harry Fowler Connick, Jr..


Harry Houdini

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


Bing Crosby

Bing Crosby is a singer and actor with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1926 to 1977. Bing was born in 1903 as Harry Lillis Crosby, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.


Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte is a singer-songwriter, actor, and social activist with the most prominent portion of their 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.


Harry Hamlin

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


Past life for Harry born Jul 21, 1939

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 Wales approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

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

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