Harris

First Name
15k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
624k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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Origin and Meaning of Harris

"Harris" is a name of English origin, and it means "Son of Harry". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713)
  2. British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984)
  3. Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931)
  4. United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878)
  5. United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
  6. United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
Wiktionary
  1. An English and Welsh patronymic surname derived from Harry, the medieval form of Henry.
  2. Harris, an island in the Outer Hebrides

Notable Persons With the Name Harris

Harris Jayaraj is a film score and world music composer, record producer, music director, arrangement, orchestration, conducting, lyricist, and songwriter. He plays Guitar, Synthesizer, Piano, Percussion instrument, and Keyboard instrument. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Harris was born Harris Jayaraj on January 8th, 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Harris is also known as HJ and Harris.

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Divine was an actor, singing, and singer. Divine was given the name Harris Glenn Milstead on October 19th, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He left this life on March 7th, 1988.

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Harris Wittels was an important human. Harris was given the name Harris Lee Wittels on April 20th, 1984 in Oklahoma City. He passed away on February 19th, 2015.

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Harris Faulkner is a television newscaster. Harris was given the name Harris Kimberly Faulkner in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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Harris Yulin is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to present. Harris was born on November 5th, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, US.

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Harris Wofford is a Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, President of Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor, Industry, Chairman of thePennsylvania Democratic Party, President ofBryn Mawr College, and Pennsylvania Department of Labor. He was most active from 1991 to 1995. Harris was born on April 9th, 1926 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Harris

Kamala Harris is a 32nd Attorney General of California, District Attorney of San Francisco, and San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Kamala was born on October 20th, 1964 in Oakland, California.

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Calvin Harris is a dj, record producer, singer, songwriter, and remixer. Calvin was given the name Adam Richard Wiles on January 17th, 1984 in Dumfries, Scotland, UK.

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Neil Patrick Harris is an actor, producer, singer, comedian, magician, and television host. He was most active from 1988 to present. Neil was born on June 15th, 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

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Naomie Harris is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1987. Naomie was given the name Naomie Melanie Harris on September 6th, 1976 in London, England.

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Ed Harris is a notable somebody. He has had major accomplishments since 1976. Ed was given the name Edward Allen Harris by his parent Bob L. Harris on November 28th, 1950 in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.

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Richard Harris was an actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director, and writer. He was most prominent from 1958 to 2002. Richard was born on October 1st, 1930 in Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland. He left this life on October 25th, 2002.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 18 0 18
1881 15 0 15
1882 16 0 16
1883 15 0 15
1884 20 0 20
1885 14 0 14
1886 19 0 19
1887 12 0 12
1888 27 0 27
1889 31 0 31
1890 17 0 17
1891 26 0 26
1892 28 0 28
1893 18 0 18
1894 22 0 22
1895 22 0 22
1896 27 0 27
1897 26 0 26
1898 25 0 25
1899 20 0 20
1900 33 0 33
1901 11 0 11
1902 26 0 26
1903 21 0 21
1904 18 0 18
1905 26 0 26
1906 31 0 31
1907 26 0 26
1908 38 0 38
1909 40 0 40
1910 33 0 33
1911 51 0 51
1912 83 0 83
1913 120 0 120
1914 143 6 137
1915 196 0 196
1916 203 0 203
1917 182 7 175
1918 239 5 234
1919 201 0 201
1920 226 0 226
1921 245 0 245
1922 233 0 233
1923 230 0 230
1924 224 0 224
1925 212 0 212
1926 213 0 213
1927 211 0 211
1928 225 0 225
1929 213 0 213
1930 182 0 182
1931 182 0 182
1932 155 0 155
1933 174 0 174
1934 168 0 168
1935 181 0 181
1936 142 0 142
1937 158 0 158
1938 144 0 144
1939 143 0 143
1940 158 0 158
1941 150 0 150
1942 175 0 175
1943 160 0 160
1944 157 0 157
1945 180 0 180
1946 161 0 161
1947 190 0 190
1948 166 0 166
1949 169 0 169
1950 172 0 172
1951 136 0 136
1952 144 0 144
1953 156 0 156
1954 141 0 141
1955 137 0 137
1956 132 0 132
1957 124 0 124
1958 112 0 112
1959 107 0 107
1960 106 0 106
1961 86 0 86
1962 82 0 82
1963 99 0 99
1964 78 0 78
1965 67 0 67
1966 82 0 82
1967 75 0 75
1968 60 0 60
1969 58 0 58
1970 66 0 66
1971 59 0 59
1972 71 0 71
1973 67 0 67
1974 61 0 61
1975 70 0 70
1976 49 0 49
1977 63 0 63
1978 64 0 64
1979 81 0 81
1980 48 0 48
1981 74 0 74
1982 62 0 62
1983 57 0 57
1984 68 0 68
1985 78 0 78
1986 72 0 72
1987 81 0 81
1988 99 0 99
1989 104 0 104
1990 99 0 99
1991 110 0 110
1992 115 5 110
1993 115 0 115
1994 103 0 103
1995 118 0 118
1996 102 0 102
1997 122 7 115
1998 142 10 132
1999 141 7 134
2000 132 0 132
2001 140 5 135
2002 143 0 143
2003 145 7 138
2004 137 5 132
2005 116 0 116
2006 142 6 136
2007 158 7 151
2008 139 0 139
2009 121 0 121
2010 115 0 115
2011 125 9 116
2012 139 0 139
2013 160 9 151
2014 181 5 176
2015 209 7 202

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Popularity of Harris as a first name

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Popularity of Harris as a last name

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Common last names for Harris

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Taylor
  • Davis
  • Clark
  • White
  • Wilson
  • Nelson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Harris U.S.
  White 51.40% 64.26%
  African American 42.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.80% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

Of Last Name Harris

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

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Fun Facts about the name Harris

  • How Popular is the name Harris? Harris is the 1,959th most popular name of all time. As a last name Harris was the 25th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Harris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 14,683 babies born with the first name Harris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Harris to occupy the territory of Wallis and Futuna (France) with an estimated population of 13,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Harris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  • When was Harris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Harris is Sunday, May 2nd, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Harris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Harris was in 1921 with a total of 245 babies.
  • Random Harris Factoid: According to the 1934 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Harris is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 11 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1934.
  • Weird things about the name Harris: Your name in reverse order is Sirrah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arshri. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Harris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 624,252 people with the last name Harris.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Harris? Harris was ranked as the 25th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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What does the name Harris mean?

His for hero, as you appear to many.

Ais for attractive, inside and out

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Ris for relish, you seek a challenge.

Iis for innovator, always improving

Sis for sincere, a model of truth.

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.