Harrison

Harrison - A very unique male name



  Aug 20,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Harrison, meaning son of Harry, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #247. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Harrison and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Harrison? 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 Harrison. The baby boy name Harrison was given to 2,099 baby boys in 2012, ranking #180 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 782 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Harrison peaked in popularity 19 years ago in 1998 on position 174.



Famous with this name

Harrison Ford
Michelle Harrison
George Harrison


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Harrison is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Harrison is currently topping the baby name charts in Rhode Island at position #81 - and is the least popular in Nevada at position #315.

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 Harrison is where you live.


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Harrison origin and meaning

Harrison is a 8 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means son of Harry. To see famous people named Harrison, pop culture references for the name Harrison and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Harrison

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

Herson / Harshaan /

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
2012180
2011197
2010233
2009243
2008218
2007225
2006231
2005211
2004210
2003211
2002200
2001203
2000185
1999181
1998174
1997181
1996207
1995217
1994218
1993278
1992283
1991270
1990280
1989281
1988314
1987340
1986389
1985415
1984568
1983575
1982620
1981797
1980796
1979976
1978943
19771290
1976898
1975820
1974843
1973734
1972774
1971900
1970818
1969741
1968756
1967666
1966687
1965699
1964702
1963622
1962612
1961657
1960571
1959566
1958585
1957553
1956542
1955543
1954502
1953480
1952456
1951455
1950447
1949442
1948427
1947423
1946464
1945390
1944450
1943398
1942428
1941437
1940457
1939390
1938374
1937396
1936416
1935415
1934400
1933353
1932340
1931368
1930369
1929392
1928352
1927339
1926342
1925304
1924314
1923293
1922291
1921313
1920273
1919308
1918273
1917292
1916300
1915279
1914268
1913270
1912289
1911302
1910247

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Rhode Island81
Alabama100
Minnesota102
Maine103
Massachusetts110
South Carolina121
Missouri122
Wisconsin124
Connecticut126
New Hampshire126
South Dakota130
Indiana134
Wyoming135
Tennessee137
Iowa140
Nebraska141
Washington146
Kentucky153
North Carolina153
Illinois155
North Dakota159
Georgia163
Utah167
Oklahoma170
Oregon170
Ohio171
Michigan171
Pennsylvania173
Delaware173
Virginia173
Louisiana178
West Virginia178
Colorado185
New York190
Idaho191
Arkansas194
Maryland201
Florida201
Mississippi207
New Jersey207
Kansas211
District of Columbia217
Texas245
Arizona258
California290
Nevada315

Even more about Harrison


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 Harrison 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 Harrison?

3 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
1998
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Harrison
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 782
Letter count 8
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +2,099

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