Harry

Harry - A very unique male name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Harry, meaning estate ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #16. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Harry and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Harry? 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 Harry. The baby boy name Harry was given to 269 baby boys in 2012, ranking #731 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 6,101 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Harry peaked in popularity 106 years ago in 1911 on position 13.



Famous with this name

Harry Belafonte
Harry Lloyd
Harry Langdon


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Harry is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Harry is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #265 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,210.

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 Harry is where you live.


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Harry origin and meaning

Harry is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means estate ruler. To see famous people named Harry, pop culture references for the name Harry and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Harry

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

Haruo / Hari / Hiro / Hero / Hairo /

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
2012731
2011710
2010674
2009655
2008649
2007586
2006589
2005528
2004543
2003527
2002524
2001516
2000526
1999490
1998461
1997485
1996473
1995454
1994427
1993410
1992368
1991369
1990374
1989322
1988323
1987307
1986307
1985269
1984286
1983276
1982269
1981258
1980255
1979240
1978233
1977227
1976215
1975205
1974206
1973189
1972182
1971175
1970169
1969171
1968153
1967148
1966144
1965146
1964136
1963138
1962135
1961131
1960124
1959120
1958111
1957100
195695
195589
195486
195383
195274
195170
195061
194959
194857
194754
194650
194547
194449
194350
194248
194148
194047
193945
193844
193741
193639
193537
193436
193335
193232
193130
193028
192927
192826
192725
192625
192523
192422
192322
192222
192121
192021
191920
191820
191719
191619
191519
191419
191315
191216
191113
191016

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey265
Pennsylvania347
New York420
California558
Florida637
North Carolina642
Virginia651
Michigan672
Massachusetts678
Colorado748
Tennessee798
Illinois833
Washington853
Maryland857
Georgia900
Indiana966
Ohio1097
Texas1210

Even more about Harry


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 Harry 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 Harry?

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
1911
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Harry
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 6,101
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +269

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