Infographic of Harriet name meaning, which is “Mistress of the home,” from the Germanic hag (an enclosure; the home) and rihhi (ruler). Regarded as a diminutive of Harry, which is a variant of Henry.
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Harriet Name Popularity

How popular is the name Harriet? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 132 588 0.167%
1911 115 763 0.2049%
1912 112 1,018 0.2019%
1913 126 1,016 0.1792%
1914 111 1,440 0.2066%
1915 112 1,828 0.2012%
1916 106 2,054 0.2126%
1917 104 2,182 0.2181%
1918 107 2,322 0.2164%
1919 109 2,161 0.2064%
1920 110 2,352 0.2115%
1921 114 2,370 0.207%
1922 117 2,228 0.2%
1923 122 2,184 0.195%
1924 128 2,172 0.187%
1925 131 2,054 0.1817%
1926 133 1,959 0.1781%
1927 132 1,948 0.176%
1928 133 1,771 0.1655%
1929 134 1,691 0.1633%
1930 138 1,587 0.1519%
1931 142 1,402 0.142%
1932 148 1,331 0.1347%
1933 151 1,217 0.1306%
1934 156 1,249 0.1292%
1935 154 1,277 0.1314%
1936 153 1,313 0.1363%
1937 154 1,404 0.1425%
1938 158 1,361 0.1329%
1939 154 1,373 0.135%
1940 156 1,345 0.1265%
1941 158 1,373 0.122%
1942 161 1,416 0.1121%
1943 166 1,417 0.1085%
1944 170 1,231 0.0993%
1945 176 1,143 0.0937%
1946 188 1,284 0.087%
1947 203 1,303 0.0781%
1948 219 1,092 0.0684%
1949 223 1,077 0.067%
1950 247 900 0.0559%
1951 254 892 0.0526%
1952 271 837 0.048%
1953 294 758 0.0428%
1954 316 681 0.0373%
1955 326 658 0.0358%
1956 365 540 0.0286%
1957 382 518 0.0269%
1958 410 472 0.025%
1959 415 479 0.0252%
1960 453 425 0.0224%
1961 460 413 0.0219%
1962 490 341 0.0186%
1963 513 313 0.0174%
1964 602 229 0.013%
1965 568 238 0.0146%
1966 654 169 0.0108%
1967 632 181 0.0119%
1968 819 105 0.007%
1969 838 101 0.0066%
1970 799 126 0.0079%
1971 1,089 61 0.0041%
1972 1,114 54 0.004%
1973 1,620 20 0.0015%
1974 1,097 59 0.0045%
1975 1,554 26 0.002%
1976 1,555 25 0.0019%
1977 1,436 35 0.0026%
1978 2,209 10 0.0007%
1979 2,381 9 0.0006%
1980 1,887 20 0.0014%
1981 1,943 18 0.0012%
1982 2,228 13 0.0009%
1983 2,202 12 0.0008%
1984 2,803 6 0.0004%
1985 3,045 5 0.0003%
1986 3,453 5 0.0003%
1987 3,231 5 0.0003%
1988 0 0%
1989 3,751 5 0.0003%
1990 2,847 11 0.0007%
1991 3,981 5 0.0003%
1992 3,200 7 0.0004%
1993 3,674 5 0.0003%
1994 3,424 6 0.0004%
1995 3,169 7 0.0005%
1996 3,650 5 0.0003%
1997 2,851 10 0.0007%
1998 2,995 9 0.0006%
1999 2,817 11 0.0007%
2000 3,882 5 0.0003%
2001 0 0%
2002 3,092 9 0.0006%
2003 0 0%
2004 0 0%
2005 3,387 7 0.0005%
2006 3,117 11 0.0007%
2007 2,458 24 0.0015%
2008 3,709 5 0.0003%
2009 2,433 23 0.0015%
2010 2,904 12 0.0008%
2011 2,122 31 0.0022%
2012 2,172 29 0.002%
2013 1,461 80 0.0056%
2014 1,444 81 0.0056%
2015 1,218 126 0.0087%
2016 1,214 123 0.0085%
2017 1,040 166 0.0119%
2018 970 187 0.0136%
2019 916 202 0.0149%

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Names Like Harriet

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What names are diminutives of Harriet?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Harriet sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Harriet, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Hattie

Home ruler

German


What names are variants of Harriet?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Harriet.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Halle

Home ruler

German

Hallie

A variant spelling of Hally.

Scandinavian

Hariette

Home ruler

German

Harrie

Home ruler

German

Harriett

Home ruler

German

Harrietta

Home ruler

German

Harriot

Home ruler

German

Harriott

Home ruler

German

Harriotte

Home ruler

German

Hatsee

Home ruler

German

Hatsey

Home ruler

German

Hatsie

Home ruler

German

Hatsy

Home ruler

German

Hattie

Home ruler

German

Hatty

Home ruler

German


What names sound like Harriet?

If you like how Harriet sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Harriet.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Herta

Earth

English

Hertha

Earth

English


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1 Comment

  1. When streamlined form Hallie is an attractive choice, full-version Harriet remains under the radar for now. Harriet is a bit old-fashioned, but many famous figures, like Harriet Tubman and Harriet Harman, make it like a noble lady


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