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Gender: M Meaning of Harrison: "son of Harry" Origin of Harrison: English Harrison's Popularity in 2015: #119

Harrison, a name made viable by Harrison Ford, is increasingly popular with parents who want an H name that's more formal than Harry or Hank but doesn't veer into the stiff Huntington-Harrington territory. Harrison is one of today's baby name winners, ranking at Number 119 along with other popular patronymics.

As a surname, Harrison has both presidential and Beatle connections.

Famous People Named Harrison

Harrison Ford, American actor
Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt, American geologist, astronaut and senator from New Mexico
Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes, American basketball player
Harrison Birtwistle, English composer
Harrison 'Harry' Libbey, U.S. Congressman from Virginia
Harrison Reed, American politician; 9th governor of Florida
Harrison Craig, Australian pop singer
(William) Harrison "Bones" Dillard, American Olympic sprinter and hurdler
Harrison Gray Otis, American publisher of the LA Times
Harrison Lynn "Hatch" Rosdahl, American NFL football player
Harrison Page, American actor
Harrison Richard Young, American actor
Harrison Evans Salisbury, American journalist
Harrison Colyar White, American sociologist
George Harrison, English musician of The Beatles
William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States

Pop Culture References for the name Harrison

"Harrison Bergeron," short story by Kurt Vonnegut and its main character
Harrison, Dexter's son on TV's "Dexter"
Harrison John, character on TV's "Popular"
Harrison Wright, character on TV's "Scandal"
Harrison Wells- character on CW's The Flash

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