Harris name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Harris mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Harris

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from the United Kingdom says the name Harris means "Earths Greatest Gift from God" and is of English origin.
  2. According to a user from Florida, U.S., the name Harris means "You are god himself".
  3. A submission from Arkansas, U.S. says the name Harris means "Son of Harry" and is of English origin.
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  1. Publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713)
  2. British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984)
  3. Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931)
  4. United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878)
  5. United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
  6. United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)

From Harry, a male given name derived form a Middle English pronunciation of Old French Henri.

  1. A English and Welsh patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name.

Uncertain. Perhaps from Old Norse hérað (“hundred (administrative district)”), or from Old Norse hærri (“higher”), referring to the high hills on the island, especially compared to Lewis.

  1. The southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

    Notable Persons Named Harris

    Notable Persons Named Harris

    Harris Jayaraj

    Harris Jayaraj is a film score and world music composer, record producer, music director, arrangement, orchestration, conducting, lyricist, and songwriter. He plays Guitar, Synthesizer, Piano, Percussion instrument, and Keyboard instrument. He was most prominent from 2001 to present. Harris was born Harris Jayaraj on January 8th, 1975 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Harris is also known as HJ and Harris.


    Divine was an actor, singing, and singer. Divine was given the name Harris Glenn Milstead on October 19th, 1945 in Baltimore, Maryland, United States. He left this life on March 7th, 1988.

    Harris Wittels

    Harris was given the name Harris Lee Wittels on April 20th, 1984 in Oklahoma City. He passed away on February 19th, 2015.

    Harris Faulkner

    Harris Faulkner is a television newscaster. Harris was given the name Harris Kimberly Faulkner in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

    Harris Yulin

    Harris Yulin is an actor. His most notable accomplishments were from 1970 to present. Harris was born on November 5th, 1937 in Los Angeles, California, US.

    Harris Wofford

    Harris Wofford is a Chairman of the Pennsylvania Democratic Party, President of Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor, Industry, Chairman of thePennsylvania Democratic Party, President ofBryn Mawr College, and Pennsylvania Department of Labor. He was most active from 1991 to 1995. Harris was born on April 9th, 1926 in New York City, New York, U.S.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Harris

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Harris

    Kamala Harris

    Kamala Harris is a 32nd Attorney General of California, District Attorney of San Francisco, and San Francisco District Attorney's Office. Kamala was born on October 20th, 1964 in Oakland, California.

    Calvin Harris

    Calvin Harris is a dj, record producer, singer, songwriter, and remixer. Calvin was given the name Adam Richard Wiles on January 17th, 1984 in Dumfries, Scotland, UK.

    Neil Patrick Harris

    Neil Patrick Harris is an actor, producer, singer, comedian, magician, and television host. He was most active from 1988 to present. Neil was born on June 15th, 1973 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.

    Naomie Harris

    Naomie Harris is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1987. Naomie was given the name Naomie Melanie Harris on September 6th, 1976 in London, England.

    Ed Harris

    He has had major accomplishments since 1976. Ed was given the name Edward Allen Harris by his parent Bob L. Harris on November 28th, 1950 in Englewood, New Jersey, U.S.

    Richard Harris

    Richard Harris was an actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director, and writer. He was most prominent from 1958 to 2002. Richard was born on October 1st, 1930 in Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland. He left this life on October 25th, 2002.

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Harris U.S.
      White 51.40% 64.26%
      African American 42.39% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.47% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.67% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.80% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.26% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Harris

    People with the last name Harris are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Harris

  1. What name lists does Harris rank for?
  2. How Popular is the name Harris? Harris is the 1,995th most popular name of all time. As a last name Harris was the 25th most popular name in 2010.
  3. How many people with the first name Harris have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 15,526 babies born with the first name Harris in the United States. That's more than enough people named Harris to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  4. What year were 5 or more babies first named Harris? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 18 new born babies.
  5. When was Harris first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Harris is Sunday, May 2nd, 1869.
  6. What year had the most people named Harris born? The highest recorded use of the first name Harris was in 1921 with a total of 245 babies.
  7. Random Harris Factoid: According to the 1952 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Harris is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New Jersey have the same name in 1952.
  8. Weird things about the name Harris: The name spelled backwards is Sirrah. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Sirarh. How do you pronounce that?
  9. How many people have the last name Harris? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 624,252 people with the last name Harris.
  10. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Harris? Harris was ranked as the 25th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!
  11. Harris name meaning

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