Harriet

Harriet - A very unique female name



  Jun 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Harriet, meaning estate ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #132. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Harriet and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Harriet? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Harriet. The baby girl name Harriet was given to 29 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2544 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 48,733 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Harriet peaked in popularity 102 years ago in 1917 on position 104.



Famous with this name

Harriet Andersson
Harriet Walter
Harriet Dyer


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Harriet is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Harriet is currently topping the baby name charts in Minnesota at position #596 - and is the least popular in California at position #2,608.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Harriet is where you live.


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Harriet origin and meaning

Harriet is a 7 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means estate ruler. To see famous people named Harriet, pop culture references for the name Harriet and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Harriet

We've found the following names that sound similar to Harriet, sorted by popularity.

Harriett / Harriette / Hertha / Howard /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122544
20112486
20103701
20092900
20085418
20072867
20063813
20054273
20023747
20004748
19993255
19983436
19973180
19964334
19953552
19943852
19934403
19923630
19914369
19903039
19894159
19873703
19863615
19853490
19843067
19832333
19822312
19812046
19801957
19792548
19782371
19771465
19761594
19751603
19741114
19731662
19721135
19711108
1970806
1969846
1968820
1967636
1966660
1965567
1964604
1963514
1962491
1961461
1960454
1959416
1958411
1957383
1956364
1955326
1954316
1953294
1952271
1951254
1950248
1949223
1948219
1947203
1946188
1945176
1944170
1943166
1942162
1941158
1940156
1939154
1938158
1937154
1936153
1935155
1934156
1933151
1932148
1931142
1930138
1929134
1928133
1927132
1926133
1925131
1924128
1923122
1922117
1921114
1920110
1919109
1918107
1917104
1916106
1915112
1914111
1913126
1912111
1911115
1910132

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Minnesota596
New York1221
California2608

Even more about Harriet


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Harriet a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Harriet?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1917
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Harriet
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 48,733
Letter count 7
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +29

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