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Ranked #152


Gender: Boy. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 9 (Ranked #1390).

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 hero, as you appear to many.

A is for abundant, your cheer knows no bounds.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

Y is for young, the years never show!

Your name in reverse order is "Yrrah". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Hrary". 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 1935 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harry" ranks #90 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 52 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1935. Across the entire United States a total of 5,086 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 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 east? 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 Jan 24, 1963

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 Central Africa approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. You fulfill your lesson by helping old folks and children. You came to that life to learn to care about weak and helpless.

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

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