Harrison - boys name

Harrison name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 99%

Harrison name meaning:

The name Harrison is of English origin and is derived from the medieval English personal name Harry, a variant of Henry, meaning "ruler of the home" or "ruler of the household". The name is composed of the Old Germanic elements "haim" (home) and "ric" (ruler or king). In this sense, Harrison reflects qualities of leadership, authority, and responsibility.

The name Harrison gained popularity as a surname before becoming a first name. It became more widely recognized in the United States thanks to the presidency of William Henry Harrison, the ninth President of the United States. The name has since become associated with strength, determination, and confidence.

Parents who choose the name Harrison for their son often appreciate its strong and masculine sound, as well as its historical and presidential connotations. The name carries an air of sophistication and elegance while still maintaining a sense of approachability. With its rich history and powerful meaning, the name Harrison is an excellent choice for parents seeking a name that embodies leadership and strength for their son.

Origin: English

Son of Harry.



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Overall UK ranking: 49 out of 4789

1254 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Wales (28)
  • Scotland (40)
  • England (50)

Historical popularity of Harrison

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