US Popularity:2422
Other Origin(s):German, Scandinavian
Meaning:Son of Harry; Home ruler; Army ruler
Harris is a boy’s name of a few origins across the globe. This name is traditionally patronymic as it's often linked to Harrison, meaning “son of Harry”. Before becoming known as a given name, it was most commonly used as a surname in England and Wales. Harris has seeds in the names Harry and Henry, meaning “home ruler” in both German and Old English. If you thought that association was cool, Harris is also a variant of the Scandinavian name Harold, meaning “army ruler.” Whether you’re looking to pay tribute to a family member or not, the name Harris will always give a distinct warmth and rhythm.

Harris Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Harris is currently #1991 on The Bump
Boy:Harris is currently #597 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Harris is currently #2422 in U.S. births
Boy:Harris is currently #812 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 397
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Harris, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Harry, January 2022

  • Behind the Name, Henry, December 2022

  • Baby Names 2020 by Eleanor Turner, pg. 111

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 417

  • WordSense Dictionary, Henry

  • Hamari Web, Harris Meaning

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