Harriet

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88k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
230
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Harriet

"Harriet" is a name of English origin, and it means "Home Ruler". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Anglicized form of French Henriette, feminine form of Henri (Henry), popular in England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

  1. A female given name.

Harriet was also found in the following language(s): Danish and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Harriet

Harriet Tubman was a civil war nurse, suffragist, civil rights activist, and women's suffrage in the united states. Harriet was given the name Araminta Ross in 1822 in Dorchester County, Maryland, U.S. Harriet is also known as Minty and Moses. She passed away on March 10th, 1913.

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Harriet Beecher Stowe was a writer. Harriet was given the name Harriet Elisabeth Beecher on June 14th, 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. She left this life on July 1st, 1896.

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Harriet Miers is a White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, 31st White House Counsel, White House Deputy Chief of Stafffor Policy, White House Staff Secretary, and White House Office of the Staff Secretary. Harriet was born on August 10th, 1945 in Dallas.

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Harriet Harman is a Leader of the Opposition, Leader of the Labour Party, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Labour Party Chair, Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media, Sport, Shadow Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Shadow Secretary of State for Internation. Harriet was born on July 30th, 1950 in Marylebone.

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Hattie Morahan is an actress. She has been prominent since 1996. Hattie was given the name Harriet Jane Morahan by her parents Christopher Morahan and Anna Carteret on March 7th, 1978 in Lambeth.

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Dame Harriet Walter is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1974 to present. Dame was given the name Harriet Mary Walter on September 24th, 1950 in London, England, UK.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Harriet

Mad Harriet is a comics character.

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Harriet is a dance-pop singing and songwriter. She has been prominent since 1990. Harriet was given the name Harriet Roberts in 1966 in Sheffield, England. Harriet is also known as Roberts and Harriet.

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Fernando was born in 1910. He breathed his last breath in 2003.

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How popular is the baby name Harriet in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 319 319 0 #73 girl name
1881 270 270 0 #85 girl name
1882 289 289 0 #90 girl name
1883 341 341 0 #82 girl name
1884 339 339 0 #91 girl name
1885 342 342 0 #89 girl name
1886 341 341 0 #99 girl name
1887 342 342 0 #94 girl name
1888 389 389 0 #99 girl name
1889 397 397 0 #99 girl name
1890 399 399 0
1891 354 354 0
1892 402 402 0
1893 428 428 0
1894 411 411 0
1895 435 435 0
1896 437 437 0
1897 383 383 0
1898 491 491 0
1899 431 431 0
1900 461 461 0
1901 414 414 0
1902 399 399 0
1903 416 416 0
1904 448 448 0
1905 413 413 0
1906 497 497 0
1907 477 477 0
1908 553 548 5
1909 532 527 5
1910 637 637 0
1911 792 792 0
1912 1,043 1,043 0
1913 1,039 1,039 0
1914 1,455 1,455 0
1915 1,849 1,849 0
1916 2,075 2,067 8
1917 2,203 2,203 0
1918 2,345 2,345 0
1919 2,168 2,168 0
1920 2,361 2,361 0
1921 2,394 2,388 6
1922 2,241 2,236 5
1923 2,205 2,198 7
1924 2,190 2,190 0
1925 2,069 2,069 0
1926 1,990 1,984 6
1927 1,974 1,964 10
1928 1,793 1,784 9
1929 1,709 1,698 11
1930 1,606 1,598 8
1931 1,415 1,415 0
1932 1,350 1,350 0
1933 1,237 1,237 0
1934 1,286 1,280 6
1935 1,294 1,294 0
1936 1,340 1,333 7
1937 1,423 1,418 5
1938 1,374 1,374 0
1939 1,390 1,390 0
1940 1,362 1,362 0
1941 1,396 1,396 0
1942 1,442 1,442 0
1943 1,443 1,443 0
1944 1,268 1,262 6
1945 1,175 1,175 0
1946 1,307 1,300 7
1947 1,324 1,324 0
1948 1,122 1,117 5
1949 1,102 1,102 0
1950 935 935 0
1951 924 924 0
1952 883 883 0
1953 796 796 0
1954 720 720 0
1955 693 693 0
1956 597 592 5
1957 559 559 0
1958 511 511 0
1959 514 514 0
1960 471 471 0
1961 433 433 0
1962 387 387 0
1963 350 350 0
1964 278 278 0
1965 290 290 0
1966 207 207 0
1967 228 228 0
1968 145 145 0
1969 154 154 0
1970 168 168 0
1971 109 109 0
1972 92 92 0
1973 75 75 0
1974 97 97 0
1975 75 75 0
1976 61 61 0
1977 66 66 0
1978 59 59 0
1979 47 47 0
1980 57 57 0
1981 50 50 0
1982 61 61 0
1983 47 47 0
1984 40 40 0
1985 46 46 0
1986 41 41 0
1987 37 37 0
1988 31 31 0
1989 42 42 0
1990 35 35 0
1991 30 30 0
1992 42 42 0
1993 27 27 0
1994 30 30 0
1995 36 36 0
1996 35 35 0
1997 30 30 0
1998 46 46 0
1999 34 34 0
2000 37 37 0
2001 43 43 0
2002 38 38 0
2003 43 43 0
2004 31 31 0
2005 43 43 0
2006 61 61 0
2007 61 61 0
2008 36 36 0
2009 55 55 0
2010 56 56 0
2011 87 87 0
2012 89 89 0
2013 128 128 0
2014 130 130 0
2015 181 181 0
2016 174 174 0

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Popularity of Harriet as a first name

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Popularity of Harriet as a last name

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Common last names for Harriet

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  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Taylor
  • Clark
  • Moore
  • Nelson
  • Martin
  • White
  • Lewis
  • Harris
  • Thomas
  • Young

Common first names for Harriet

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Harriet U.S.
  White 60.87% 64.26%
  African American 34.35% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 2.17% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Harriet

People with the last name Harriet are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Harriet

  • How Popular is the name Harriet? Harriet is the 690th most popular name of all time. As a last name Harriet was the 82,044th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Harriet have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 88,352 babies born with the first name Harriet in the United States. That's more than enough people named Harriet to occupy the country of Antigua and Barbuda with an estimated population of 86,295 (as of May 27, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Harriet? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 319 new born babies.
  • When was Harriet first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Harriet is Saturday, January 6th, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Harriet born? The highest recorded use of the first name Harriet was in 1921 with a total of 2,388 babies. That's a lot of babies named Harriet!
  • Random Harriet Factoid: According to the 1921 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Harriet ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 16 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1921.
  • Weird things about the name Harriet: Your name in reverse order is Teirrah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rarithe. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Harriet? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 230 people with the last name Harriet.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Harriet? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Harriet as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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).
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