Harris

Harris - A very unique male name



  Oct 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Harris, meaning son of Harry, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1911 on position #473. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Harris and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Harris? 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 Harris. The baby boy name Harris was given to 83 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1293 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 19,772 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Harris peaked in popularity 102 years ago in 1915 on position 383.



Famous with this name

Ed Harris
Mel Harris
Jared Harris


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Harris is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Harris is currently topping the baby name charts in Georgia at position #530 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,758.

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 Harris is where you live.


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Harris origin and meaning

Harris is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means son of Harry. To see famous people named Harris, pop culture references for the name Harris and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Harris

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

Horace / Horacio / Hiroshi / Hershy / Haris / Hersh / Harsh / Hargis / Hiroki / Harish /

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
20121293
20111375
20101550
20091501
20081380
20071167
20061311
20051287
20041135
20031088
20021085
20011017
20001090
19991043
19981036
19971088
19961178
1995987
19941150
1993974
19921070
19911086
19901106
1989998
1988942
19871349
19861312
19851044
19841177
19831151
19821139
19811167
19801784
19791037
19781151
1977997
19761741
1975969
19741019
1973974
19721055
19711081
1970919
1969984
1968991
1967770
1966758
1965912
1964862
1963803
1962819
1961878
1960748
1959718
1958695
1957687
1956658
1955624
1954627
1953581
1952594
1951595
1950511
1949543
1948534
1947493
1946518
1945443
1944476
1943521
1942461
1941473
1940500
1939510
1938518
1937469
1936521
1935405
1934436
1933435
1932457
1931414
1930458
1929414
1928405
1927433
1926413
1925425
1924424
1923402
1922403
1921386
1920391
1919421
1918395
1917446
1916398
1915383
1914443
1913406
1912469
1911473

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Georgia530
South Carolina584
Minnesota647
Utah747
Virginia894
New York953
North Carolina1010
Texas1209
California1758

Even more about Harris


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 Harris 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 male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Harris?

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
1915
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Harris
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 19,772
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1911
2012 births +83

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