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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Harun

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From Arabic هَارُون (hārūn).

  1. An Arabic male given name

Harun was also found in the following language(s): Malay and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Harun

Harun al-Rashid was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 786 to 809. Harun was born as the child of Al-Mahdi and Al-Khayzuran on March 17th, 0763 in Rey, Jibal, Abbasid Caliphate. He passed away on March 24th, 0809.


Harun was born on January 9th, 1944 in Nový Jičín. He passed away on July 30th, 2014.


Harun Tekin is a soccer player for the Bursaspor and İstanbul Güngörenspor. Harun was born on June 17th, 1989 in Menemen, Turkey.


Harun was born in 1955 in India.


Harun Idris was a president. Harun was born on December 22nd, 1925. He passed away on October 19th, 2003.


His military service ended in 1965. Harun was born on April 4th, 1947 in Bawean. He breathed his last breath on October 17th, 1968.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Harun

Hariss Harun is a soccer player for the Johor Darul Ta'zim F.C., National Football Academy (Singapore), Young Lions FC, LionsXII, and Singapore national football team. Hariss was born on November 19th, 1990 in Singapore.


Khairul Azwan Harun is a politician. His most notable accomplishments were from 2013 to present. Khairul was born on October 19th, 1976 in Pasir Salak.


Mustapha was born on July 31st, 1918 in Kudat. Mustapha is also known as Tun Mustapha. He passed away on January 2nd, 1995.


Ricky Harun is an actor. He has been prominent since 2005. Ricky was given the name Ricky Chilnady Pratama Harun by his parent Donna Harun on January 12th, 1987 in Bandung.


Ronny Harun is a soccer player for the Sarawak FA, Sabah United FC, Kedah FA, Terengganu FA, Malaysia national under-23 football team, and Malaysia national football team. Ronny was born on January 19th, 1984 in Sipitang.


Farizal Harun is a soccer player for the Felda United F.C., Negeri Sembilan FA, and ATM FA. Farizal was born on February 2nd, 1986 in Negeri Sembilan.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1967 6 0 6
1971 7 0 7
1972 5 0 5
1974 7 0 7
1975 8 0 8
1978 5 0 5
1979 5 0 5
1983 6 0 6
1993 6 0 6
1994 10 0 10
1996 5 0 5
1997 10 0 10
1998 9 0 9
1999 17 0 17
2000 11 0 11
2001 12 0 12
2002 20 0 20
2003 22 0 22
2004 15 0 15
2005 18 0 18
2006 27 0 27
2007 26 0 26
2008 20 0 20
2009 28 0 28
2010 35 0 35
2011 29 0 29
2012 38 0 38
2013 36 0 36
2014 32 0 32
2015 44 0 44
2016 51 0 51
2017 42 0 42

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Harun U.S.
  White 11.60% 64.26%
  African American 30.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 54.40% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Harun

People with the last name Harun are most frequently White, African American, or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Harun

  • How Popular is the name Harun? Harun is the 14,373rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Harun was the 76,768th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Harun have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 612 babies born with the first name Harun in the United States. That's more than enough people named Harun to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Harun? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1967 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Harun first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Harun is Sunday, July 3rd, 1921.
  • What year had the most people named Harun born? The highest recorded use of the first name Harun was in 2016 with a total of 51 babies.
  • Random Harun Factoid: According to the 2006 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Harun is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2006.
  • Weird things about the name Harun: Your name in reverse order is Nurah. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aurhn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Harun? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 250 people with the last name Harun.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Harun? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Harun 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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