Harrison

First Name
71k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
181k
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Harrison

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. 9th President of the United States; caught pneumonia during his inauguration and died shortly after (1773-1841)
  2. 23rd President of the United States (1833-1901)
  3. English rock star; lead guitarist of the Beatles (1943-2001)
  4. English actor on stage and in films (1908-1990)
Wiktionary

From Harry +‎ -son.

  1. A northern English patronymic surname​.
  2. A town in Arkansas.
  3. A male given name derived from the surname.

Notable Persons Named Harrison

Harrison Ford is an actor and producer. He has been prominent since 1966. Harrison was born on July 13th, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.

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Harrison Barnes is a basketball player for the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association. He was most prominent from 2012 to present. Harrison was born on May 30th, 1992 in Ames, Iowa.

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Harrison Schmitt is an office holder. Harrison was born on July 3rd, 1935 in Santa Rita, New Mexico, USA.

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Harrison Smith is a football player for the Minnesota Vikings. He has had major accomplishments since 2012. Harrison was born on February 2nd, 1989 in Augusta, Georgia.

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Harrison Gilbertson is an actor. He has been prominent since 2002. Harrison was born on June 29th, 1993 in Adelaide, Australia.

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Harrison Craig is a pop, adult contemporary, and adult contemporary music musician. He was most active from 2013 to present. Harrison was born on September 7th, 1994 in Melbourne, Australia.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Harrison

George Harrison was a rock music, pop music, indian classical music, and experimental music musician. He plays Guitar, Sitar, Gretsch, Fender Stratocaster, Gibson Les Paul, Lucy (guitar), Rickenbacker 360/12, Gibson SG, Epiphone Casino, and Vocals. He holds the title Old Brown Shoe", Something", and How Do You Sleep?". He was most prominent from 1958 to 2001. George was born on February 25th, 1943 in , England. He breathed his last breath on November 29th, 2001.

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William Henry Harrison was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from Ohio's 1st district, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the Northwest Territory's At-large district, 9th President of the United States, United States Minister to Colombia, Member of theU.S. His military service ended in 1798. William was born on February 9th, 1773 in Charles City County, Virginia. He breathed his last breath on April 4th, 1841.

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Courtney Love is an alternative rock, grunge, punk rock, and power pop musician. She plays List of Rickenbacker products, Fender Jazzmaster, and Squier Venus. She holds the title Doll Parts". She has had major accomplishments since 1982. Courtney was given the name Courtney Michelle Harrison on July 9th, 1964.

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Benjamin Harrison was a 23rd President of the United States. His military service ended in 1865. Benjamin was born on August 20th, 1833 in North Bend, Ohio. He died on March 13th, 1901.

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Jr. Richard Benjamin Harrison is a businessman and reality television personality. He has been prominent since 1983. Jr. was born on March 4th, 1941 in Danville, Virginia. Jr. is also known as The Old Man (nickname), The Appraiser, and Benny.

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Rick Harrison is a businessman and reality television personality. His ongoing career started in 1983. Rick was given the name Richard Kevin Harrison on March 22nd, 1965 in Davidson, North Carolina, U.S.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 65 0 65
1881 61 0 61
1882 76 0 76
1883 61 0 61
1884 63 0 63
1885 45 0 45
1886 77 0 77
1887 99 0 99
1888 400 0 400 #52 boy name
1889 288 0 288 #68 boy name
1890 156 0 156
1891 106 0 106
1892 158 0 158
1893 120 0 120
1894 85 0 85
1895 81 0 81
1896 79 0 79
1897 69 0 69
1898 83 0 83
1899 54 0 54
1900 69 0 69
1901 44 0 44
1902 53 0 53
1903 47 0 47
1904 46 0 46
1905 56 0 56
1906 44 0 44
1907 55 0 55
1908 59 0 59
1909 57 0 57
1910 95 0 95
1911 82 0 82
1912 170 0 170
1913 197 0 197
1914 262 0 262
1915 313 0 313
1916 298 0 298
1917 320 0 320
1918 372 0 372
1919 322 0 322
1920 407 0 407
1921 349 0 349
1922 374 0 374
1923 366 5 361
1924 333 0 333
1925 348 0 348
1926 308 5 303
1927 293 0 293
1928 274 0 274
1929 223 0 223
1930 246 5 241
1931 226 0 226
1932 252 0 252
1933 234 0 234
1934 202 0 202
1935 200 0 200
1936 181 0 181
1937 211 0 211
1938 216 0 216
1939 202 0 202
1940 179 0 179
1941 177 0 177
1942 211 0 211
1943 233 0 233
1944 179 0 179
1945 224 0 224
1946 196 0 196
1947 263 0 263
1948 240 0 240
1949 231 0 231
1950 217 0 217
1951 218 0 218
1952 229 0 229
1953 219 0 219
1954 205 0 205
1955 190 0 190
1956 190 0 190
1957 200 0 200
1958 178 0 178
1959 190 0 190
1960 175 0 175
1961 140 0 140
1962 168 0 168
1963 158 0 158
1964 132 0 132
1965 117 0 117
1966 129 0 129
1967 134 0 134
1968 111 0 111
1969 118 0 118
1970 121 0 121
1971 99 0 99
1972 120 5 115
1973 123 6 117
1974 107 0 107
1975 112 0 112
1976 103 0 103
1977 78 0 78
1978 99 0 99
1979 104 0 104
1980 135 0 135
1981 140 0 140
1982 201 0 201
1983 226 0 226
1984 227 5 222
1985 414 0 414
1986 463 0 463
1987 598 6 592
1988 699 6 693
1989 884 0 884
1990 928 0 928
1991 984 0 984
1992 1,019 0 1,019
1993 1,035 6 1,029
1994 1,340 9 1,331
1995 1,361 0 1,361
1996 1,487 9 1,478
1997 1,836 12 1,824
1998 1,913 10 1,903
1999 1,933 8 1,925
2000 1,990 8 1,982
2001 1,803 5 1,798
2002 1,866 0 1,866
2003 1,704 7 1,697
2004 1,743 14 1,729
2005 1,717 0 1,717
2006 1,569 11 1,558
2007 1,653 0 1,653
2008 1,742 7 1,735
2009 1,472 8 1,464
2010 1,502 11 1,491
2011 1,837 9 1,828
2012 2,137 15 2,122
2013 2,523 15 2,508
2014 3,212 11 3,201
2015 3,339 6 3,333
2016 3,654 8 3,646

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Popularity of Harrison as a first name

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Popularity of Harrison as a last name

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Common last names for Harrison

  • Smith
  • Williams
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Brown
  • Davis
  • Miller
  • Jackson
  • Taylor
  • Moore
  • Thomas
  • Hall
  • Bailey
  • Green
  • Martin
  • Baker
  • Allen

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Harrison U.S.
  White 68.66% 64.26%
  African American 24.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.39% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.27% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.70% 16.26%

Of Last Name Harrison

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

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Fun Facts about the name Harrison

  • How Popular is the name Harrison? Harrison is the 808th most popular name of all time. As a last name Harrison was the 141st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Harrison have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 70,535 babies born with the first name Harrison in the United States. That's more than enough people named Harrison to occupy the territory of Bermuda (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 64,237 (as of May 20, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Harrison? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 65 new born babies.
  • When was Harrison first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Harrison is Sunday, April 24th, 1864.
  • What year had the most people named Harrison born? The highest recorded use of the first name Harrison was in 2016 with a total of 3,646 babies. That's a lot of babies named Harrison!
  • Random Harrison Factoid: According to the 1920 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Harrison ranks 78th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 5 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1920.
  • Weird things about the name Harrison: Your name in reverse order is Nosirrah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Isranohr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Harrison? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 181,091 people with the last name Harrison.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Harrison? Harrison was ranked as the 141st most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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