Harry name meaning

✍  Updated on: March 21st, 2023
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old High German and Germanic
Usage: English, Hindi, Tamil, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya and Telugu
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Harry hare-ee
Meaning: Army-power, Form of Harold, Henry, Army Man, Home, Homeland, Rich, Powerful and House and King
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What does Harry mean?

Customary and Evergreen unisex name Harry is of Old High German and Germanic origin, Harry means "Ruler of an Enclosure, Form of Harold, Henry, Army Ruler, Home, Homeland, Rich, Powerful or House" is especially used in Bengali, English, Gujarati, Danish, Kannada, Icelandic, Hindi, Faroese, Swedish, Norwegian, Tamil, Finnish, Telugu, Greenlandic, Oriya, Marathi and Malayalam.

Harry is variant of durable and prevailing Henri. Henri is form of timeless and renowned Henry. Henri is French cognate of Heinrich. Originated from Germanic and Finnish, Prevalent and Enduring Henri, Henri means "Homeland and Powerful".

Harry is shortened form of Harold. Harold is a variant of famous Harald. Harold is English and German cognate of Herold. Also Harold is equivalent of Harald in English language. Harold's meaning is Leader of an Army, Heroic Leader and Rule has its origin in Old High German and Germanic.

Harry is short version of Harald. Harald is Scandinavian cognate of Herold. Also Harald is form of Haraldr in Swedish and Danish languages. Noteworthy and Ever lasting Harald's origin is Old High German, Scandinavian and Germanic, meaning of Harald is "Army and Leader of the Army".

Harry is abridged form of Henry. Henry is English form of Heinrich. Meaning of Henry is Power and Rich came from English, Old High German and Germanic.. The name is celebrated on July 13th.

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How do I pronounce Harry?

Two syllabled Harry is most commonly pronounced as hare-ee.

Variants of Harry

Heimerich, Hale, Henri, Harald, Henry, Heinrich, Enric, Henrik, Hary

Names that rhyme with Harry

How popular is the name Harry?

a very popular name in United States with over 423346 new-borns have been given the name since 1880. Currently the name is rising, in 1889, the moniker grabbed the 8th spot and 9896 baby boys were given the name.

Moreover, the given name has been to the top 10 baby names 7 times Also, Harry was among the very popular names in England and Wales. Since emerging in 1996 around 125605 babies have been given the name.

When at the peak of its usage in 2011, it ranked 1st when 7523 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. However after 23 years, the name is on free fall on the charts but still going strong on charts.

In addition to that, the moniker has been in the top 5 baby names 13 times Also, a popular name in Ireland with over 6260 new-borns have been given the name since 1965.

At present the moniker is on a rise, in 2018, the moniker grabbed the 6th spot and 510 baby boys were given the name. In addition to that, the name has been in the top 10 baby names 6 times

A common name in France with over 5168 new-borns have been given the name since 1907.

Presently peaking at the charts, it ranked 193rd when 124 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. Also, A common name in Sweden with over 3505 new-borns have been given the name since 2008.

At present the name is rising, in 2016, 479 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 23rd position. Also, Harry is common in New South Wales where over 5998 new-borns have been given the name since 1992.

At present peaked at the charts, it ranked 15th when 305 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. Also, A common name in Queensland with over 3364 new-borns have been given the name since 1992.

At present the name is rising, in 2018, the moniker grabbed the 25th spot and 197 baby boys were given the name. Also, A common name in Victoria with over 2735 new-borns have been given the name since 2008.

Currently the name is hotter than ever, it ranked 12nd when 267 parents chose the moniker for their baby boys. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 50 baby names 12 times

Harry is a familiar baby name in Western Australia, during its short term of usage, the name has been to the top 100 names.

Recently in 2019, 87 babies were given Harry and it reached its peak ranking, 30 on boy names chart. Harry is a unique baby name in Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 and was able to reach the top 300 names.

Recently in 2018, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 265 on boy names chart when 44 babies were named Harry. Over 344 babies in Belgium have been named Harry.

Harry is an uncommon baby name in Switzerland, even after 20 years of use, it could not make it big.

Over 107 people have been named Harry in Switzerland. Harry is a rare baby name in Northern Territory where it is still in use. And also in Western Australia. But Harry is a popular baby name in Germany where every 1 in 2000 have the name as well as in, England, Indonesia, Canada, Malawi, Ghana, Philippines, South Africa, Australia, India, Madagascar, Zambia, Nigeria and Malaysia.

According to our evaluation, over 790000 babies have been named Harry globally.


Harry in Nordic countries

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Numerological aspects of Harry

You have the ability to predict things before they happen thanks to your strong intuition. You like to insult people in order to awaken their motivation and practically ‘force' them to prove they can do something. If you want to change the world, start with yourself. You are an adventurer who follows his intuition. You want to achieve a great success and accomplish your dreams in order to prove yourself you can do it.

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Sibling Names for Harry

If you've decided on the name Harry for your little one, you might be wondering what names would complement it perfectly for future siblings. Here's a list of names that pair well with Harry and will sound great together as siblings. From classic to modern monikers, there's something for every taste on this list.

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Famous people named Harry

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  • Harry Johnston, British explorer
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  • Harry Lauder, Scottish singer and comedian popular
  • Harry Quelch, was one of the first Marxists in Great Britain
  • Harry Bannink, Dutch composer, arranger and pianist
  • Harry Williams, American composer, lyricist
  • Harry Nixon, Canadian politician and briefly the 13th Premier of Ontario
  • Harry Bensley, English rake and adventurer
  • Harry Thomason, American film and television producer and director
  • Harry Graham, English writer
  • Harry Austryn Wolfson, scholar, philosopher
  • Harry Furniss, artist and illustrator, born in Wexford, Ireland
  • Harry Segall, American playwright
  • Harry de Windt, aide-de-camp to his brother-in-law Charles Brooke
  • Harry Quick, Australian politician
  • Harry Hillman, Harry Livingston Hillman Jr
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  • Harry Stojan, a Bulgarian writer
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  • Harry Pratt Judson, U.S. educator and historian and the second president of the University of Chicago
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  • Harry Tierney, successful American composer of musical theatre
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  • Harry Golden, Jewish-American writer and newspaper publisher
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  • Harry Revel, British-American composer of musical theatre
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  • Harry Callahan, twentieth century American photographer
  • Harry Richman, American entertainer
  • Harry Harapiak, politician in Manitoba, Canada
  • Harry Kandel, American clarinetist and bandleader
  • Harry Kroto, English chemist
  • Harry Nyquist, Swedish-born American electronic engineer
  • Harry Benjamin, German-American endocrinologist and sexologist
  • Harry Hammond Hess, geologist and a United States Navy officer
  • Harry Bateman, English mathematician
  • Harry Franklin Vickers, American inventor and industrialist
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  • Harry Binswanger, American philosopher
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