"son of Harry"

Harris Origin and Meaning

The name Harris is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Harry".

When Harrison is too much, but Harry isn't enough, try this stylish surname name with a touch of British flair. It briefly reentered the US Top 1000 for the first time since 1988 in 2016, but has since dropped just below the radar again.

Harris is wildly popular in Scotland, where it is also a geographical name, belonging to one of the largest of the country's many islands. Harris consistently ranks in the Top 10 for boys in Scotland, and in the Top 300 in neighboring England and Wales.

Harris is also an extremely popular surname, among the Top 25 most common last names in the US.. A famous current bearer is Kamala Harris, who in 2021 became the first ever female vice president of the US, as well as the first African American and first Asian American vice president.

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Harris Rank in US Top 1000

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Harris Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Harris Popularity

Famous People Named Harris

  • Harris DickinsonEnglish actor
  • Harris YulinAmerican actor
  • Harris Glenn Milstead aka DivineAmerican drag queen and actor
  • Harris JayarajIndian film composer
  • Harris WittelsAmerican actor, writer, and comedian
  • (Oliver) HarrisGerman rapper
  • Harris Harperdaughter of American musician Ben Harper

Harris in Pop Culture

  • Harrischaracter in "Brave"
  • Harris Moore aka Cometsuperhero in Marvel Comics
  • Harrischaracter on British sitcom "Porridge"
  • Harris Conner Healycharacter from "Roseanne"
  • Harris Manchester Collegeat University of Oxford
  • Harris Countycounty in Texas, USA
  • Harris SparrowZonotrichia querula

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