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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Harm

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Harm
  1. Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.
  2. That which causes injury, damage, or loss."We, ignorant of ourselves, Beg often our own harms." [Shak.]
    synonyms: Mischief; evil; loss; injury. See Mischief.

Etymology: OE. harm hearm, AS. hearm; akin to OS. harm, G. harm grief, Icel. harmr, Dan. harme, Sw. harm; cf. OSlav. & Russ. sram' shame, Skr. çrama toil, fatigue

verb Harm
To hurt; to injure; to damage; to wrong.

Etymology: OE. harmen, AS. hearmian. See Harm (n.)

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The act of damaging something or someone
  2. The occurrence of a change for the worse
  3. Any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
  4. Cause or do harm to ("These pills won't harm your system")

Notable Persons Named Harm

Harm de Blij is a scientist.


Harm van Veldhoven is a soccer player for the K.F.C. Lommel S.K., Beerschot AC, and R. White Daring Molenbeek. Harm was born on September 28th, 1962 in Luyksgestel.


Harm was born on March 9th, 1952. Harm is also known as Beertema and Harm Jan.


Harm van den Dorpel is a in the fields of conceptual art, installation art, sculpture, and collage. Harm was born in 1981 in Zaandam.


Harm Wiersma is a politician. Harm was born on May 13th, 1953 in Leeuwarden.


Harm was born on February 15th, 1893. He left this life on May 20th, 1985.


Where is the name Harm popular?

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Popularity of Harm as a last name

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Common last names for Harm

  • Johnson
  • Meyer
  • Harms
  • Saathoff
  • Frerichs
  • Devries
  • Bakker
  • Kuper

Common first names for Harm

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Harm U.S.
  White 94.35% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.29% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.50% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Harm

People with the last name Harm are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Harm

  • How Popular is the name Harm? Harm is the 21,043rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Harm was the 22,646th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Harm have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 320 babies born with the first name Harm in the United States. That's more than enough people named Harm to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Harm? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1895 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Harm first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Harm is Monday, October 30th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Harm born? The highest recorded use of the first name Harm was in 1917 with a total of 18 babies.
  • Random Harm Factoid: According to the 1915 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Harm is not a popular baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, only 8 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1915.
  • Weird things about the name Harm: Your name in reverse order is Mrah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mhar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Harm? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,133 people with the last name Harm.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Harm? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Harm as their last name since less than 1 person in 263k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.