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Gender: male
Pronunciation: HAIR-us, hair-iss
Meaning: son of Harry
Related Names: Harry, -s, Harrys, Harryss, Hairis, Haries, Haris, Harries, Harrington, Harrison

Length: 6 Gender: {{#if male



Rank in 2000s: 0 0

Name: harris Origin: English,, Meaning (no case): son of harry



Harris is a patronymic surname, meaning "son of Harry." When surnames first came into existence, the first people with the name Harris were those who were identified by being the son of a man named Harry.[1]

Harris may also be a variation of the name Ó hEarchadha, of Gaelic origin, changed to better fit the English language. Similarly, Harris may also be an anglicized form of many similar-sounding Jewish names.[1]


Harris was quite popular as a first name in the 19th century, and when the Social Security Administration first began keeping records in 1880 of the top 1000 most popular names in the United States, Harris ranked as the 411th most popular boy's name. It remained popular, fluctuating between the 600s and the 300s until the late 1950s, when popularity declined. Harris skirted the bottom of the top 1000 chart through the 1970s and 1980s, but the last time it appeared on the chart was 1988.[1]

The popularity of the name Harris in other countries[1]:

  • 67th, Scotland, 2006
  • 478th, Canada, 2000
  • 564th, Australia, 2001

As a surname, Harris is very common in the United States. According to, Harris is the 20th most common surname in the United States. The highest concentration of people with this last name is in Texas, followed by California, Georgia and Florida.[1] Within Texas, it is the 28th most common surname.[1]


  • Harris is the southern part of the largest island of the Western Isles of Scotland.[1]
  • The Ezekiel Harris House in Augusta, Georgia is rumored to be haunted. The story goes that during the Revolutionary War, a soldier was hanged from the stairwell of this home. People have heard the sound of a man swinging from a taut rope. The soldier himself is also occasionally spotted by visitors.[1]


Places called Harris:

  • Harris, Iowa
  • Harris, Michigan
  • Harris, Minnesota
  • Harris, Missouri
  • Harris, North Carolina
  • Harris, New York
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Harrisburg, Oregon
  • Harrisburg, Ohio
  • Harrisburg, South Dakota
  • Harrisburg, Nebraska
  • Harrisburg, North Carolina
  • Harrisburg, Arkansas
  • Harrisburg, Missouri
  • Harrisburg, Illinois[1]

Songs about Harris:

Fictional Characters Named Harris:

  • Harris Trinsky Freaks and Geeks
  • Harris Van Doren The Naked Truth
  • Harris "Mickey" Cohen L.A. Confidential
  • Harris K. Telemacher L.A. Story[1]
  • Harris Porridge
  • Sydney Harris All My Children[1]


Celebrity babies named Harris:


Authors: JL Perry and Sarena Emily Levinson

Facts about HarrisRDF feed
Gender male  +
Length 6  +
Meaning son of Harry  +
Meaningnc son of harry  +
Name harris  +
Origin English  +
Popularity 0  +
Pronunciation HAIR-us, hair-iss  +
Rank in 2000s 0  +
Related Harry  +, -s  +, Harrys  +, Harryss  +, Hairis  +, Haries  +, Haris  +, Harries  +, Harrington  +, and Harrison  +
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