"son of Harry"

Harrison Origin and Meaning

The name Harrison is a boy's name of English, Aboriginal origin meaning "son of Harry".

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.

As a surname, Harrison has both Beatle and presidential connections. Harrison was the surname of two presidents, William Henry Harrison, who died 31 days after taking office, and Benjamin Harrison, whose election in 1888 sparked Harrison's peak as a first name.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, aka Prince Harry and Meghan, used Harrison as a patronymic middle name for their son, Prince Archie.

# 119 in the US

Harrison Rank in US Top 1000

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Harrison Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Harrison Popularity

Famous People Named Harrison

  • Harrison FordAmerican actor
  • Harrison Hagan "Jack" SchmittAmerican geologist, astronaut and senator from New Mexico
  • Harrison Bryce Jordan BarnesAmerican basketball player
  • Harrison BirtwistleEnglish composer
  • Harrison "Harry" LibbeyU.S. congressman from Virginia
  • Harrison ReedAmerican politician; 9th governor of Florida
  • Harrison CraigAustralian pop singer
  • (William) Harrison "Bones" DillardAmerican Olympic sprinter and hurdler
  • Harrison Gray OtisAmerican publisher of the L.A. Times
  • Harrison Lynn "Hatch" RosdahlAmerican NFL football player
  • Harrison PageAmerican actor
  • Harrison Richard YoungAmerican actor
  • Harrison Evans SalisburyAmerican journalist
  • Harrison Colyar WhiteAmerican sociologist
  • Harrison WebbYouTuber
  • Harrison Wagnerson of actors Jack and Kristina Wagner
  • Harrison "Harry" Majorson of model Emma Noble and James Major; grandson of British PM John Major
  • Harrison Yuson of singers Annie Yi and Harlem Yu
  • Harrison Miller (b. 2011)son of comedian Ben Miller
  • Harrison Cole (b. 2012)son of TV personality and footballer Joe and Carly Cole
  • George HarrisonEnglish musician of The Beatles
  • William Henry Harrison9th president of the United States
  • Benjamin Harrison23rd president of the United States
  • Archie Harrison MountbattenWindsor (b. 2019), son of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
  • Harrison Butkerkicker for the Kansas City Chiefs

Harrison in Pop Culture

  • "Harrison Bergeron" short story by Kurt Vonnegut and its main character
  • Harrison Morganson of Dexter Morgan on TV's "Dexter"
  • Harrison Johncharacter on TV's "Popular"
  • Harrison Wrightcharacter on TV's "Scandal"
  • Harrison Wellsmany characters on TV's The Flash
  • Harrisoncharacter in the Rooster Teeth animated series "Camp Camp"

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