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422k
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Harry

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Army Ruler
  • #154 All Time
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How popular is the baby 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 9,938 42 9,896 #20 boy name
1919 9,028 39 8,989 #20 boy name
1920 9,455 46 9,409 #21 boy name
1921 9,785 54 9,731 #21 boy name
1922 9,124 43 9,081 #22 boy name
1923 9,313 52 9,261 #22 boy name
1924 9,156 43 9,113 #22 boy name
1925 8,657 45 8,612 #23 boy name
1926 8,262 52 8,210 #25 boy name
1927 8,074 57 8,017 #25 boy name
1928 7,668 60 7,608 #26 boy name
1929 7,198 60 7,138 #27 boy name
1930 6,888 44 6,844 #28 boy name
1931 6,076 35 6,041 #30 boy name
1932 5,743 40 5,703 #32 boy name
1933 5,166 28 5,138 #35 boy name
1934 5,115 20 5,095 #36 boy name
1935 5,086 33 5,053 #37 boy name
1936 4,952 24 4,928 #39 boy name
1937 4,836 23 4,813 #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 5,081 25 5,056 #48 boy name
1942 5,646 20 5,626 #48 boy name
1943 5,741 23 5,718 #50 boy name
1944 5,499 22 5,477 #49 boy name
1945 5,674 21 5,653 #47 boy name
1946 6,050 23 6,027 #50 boy name
1947 6,527 15 6,512 #54 boy name
1948 5,964 20 5,944 #57 boy name
1949 5,561 16 5,545 #59 boy name
1950 5,393 18 5,375 #61 boy name
1951 5,319 15 5,304 #70 boy name
1952 5,006 16 4,990 #75 boy name
1953 4,585 13 4,572 #83 boy name
1954 4,372 15 4,357 #86 boy name
1955 4,149 16 4,133 #89 boy name
1956 3,937 15 3,922 #95 boy name
1957 3,809 15 3,794 #100 boy name
1958 3,603 16 3,587
1959 3,295 15 3,280
1960 3,037 21 3,016
1961 2,760 19 2,741
1962 2,635 8 2,627
1963 2,507 12 2,495
1964 2,412 11 2,401
1965 2,123 10 2,113
1966 2,002 9 1,993
1967 1,889 11 1,878
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 1,346 13 1,333
1973 1,211 7 1,204
1974 1,094 15 1,079
1975 1,085 13 1,072
1976 977 10 967
1977 958 9 949
1978 923 11 912
1979 923 9 914
1980 867 8 859
1981 841 5 836
1982 776 8 768
1983 764 11 753
1984 734 7 727
1985 788 8 780
1986 678 0 678
1987 714 5 709
1988 678 8 670
1989 746 0 746
1990 626 0 626
1991 633 0 633
1992 645 0 645
1993 567 0 567
1994 551 0 551
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 336 0 336
2015 298 0 298

Want to know about the popularity of the Harry baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 422,130 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 9,896 babies. (That's a lot of baby Harries)

According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harry" ranks #19 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Washington. Imagine that, 42 babies in Washington have the same name as you in 1912. Across the entire United States a total of 4,648 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.

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.

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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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 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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Other Inspirations for the Name Harry

Harry And David
Harry Connick Jr
Harry Truman
Harry Potter
Harry Reid
Harry Styles

Alternative Meanings

H is for hardy, can't keep you down!

A is for accomplished, in all that you do.

R is for relax, you know how!

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 "Haryr". 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 Jun 29, 1985

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 Central Russia approximately on 1450. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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