Harris - boys name

Harris name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 93%

Harris name meaning:

The name Harris is of English and Scottish origin. It is derived from the personal name Harry, which itself is a diminutive form of the name Henry. The name Henry comes from the Germanic name Heinrich, which is composed of the elements "heim," meaning "home," and "ric," meaning "ruler" or "king." Therefore, the name Harris can be interpreted to mean "ruler of the home" or "king of the home."

In addition to its meaning, the name Harris carries historical significance as well. It has been used as a surname in various English-speaking countries, particularly in Scotland. Many individuals with the surname Harris have made notable contributions in different fields, such as science, literature, and politics. As a given name, Harris often conveys qualities of leadership, authority, and responsibility. Overall, the name Harris represents a strong and regal presence, reflecting its origins and historical associations.

Origin: English

Son of Harry.



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Overall UK ranking: 319 out of 4789

145 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (5)

Historical popularity of Harris

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