English, diminutive of Harriet
"estate ruler"

Hattie Origin and Meaning

The name Hattie is a girl's name of English origin meaning "estate ruler".

In the USA, Hattie is one of those nicknames that is now more popular than its parent name, Harriet. In England, however, Harriet is still by far more popular than Hattie, while in Australia, Harriet is highly popular while no data exists on Hattie. In the US, we’d like to see Harriet get more usage but we’re happy to see Hattie again.

Hattie was popular at the end of the nineteenth century, in the Top 50 from 1880 to 1900, along with other similar nickname names like Lottie and Letty. It fell off the list in 1969, to return in 2011, the year of Hattie McDermott's birth.

Hattie McDaniel was the first African-American to be awarded an Academy Award, in 1940, for her role in Gone With the Wind. Hattie was the name of the sweet, simple protagonist in Woody Allen's 1999 film Sweet and Lowdown; Hattie (born Henriette) Carnegie was a well-known twentieth century fashion designer.

# 383 in the US

Hattie Rank in US Top 1000

# 245 on Nameberry

Hattie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Hattie Popularity

Famous People Named Hattie

  • Hattie McDanielAmerican actress
  • Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Carawayfirst woman U.S. senator
  • Josephine Edwina "Hattie" JacquesEnglish actress
  • Hattie Carnegie (born Henrietta Kanengeiser)Austrian,American fashion entrepreneur
  • Harriet Jane "Hattie" MorahanEnglish actress
  • Hattie HayridgeEnglish actress
  • Hattie Mae WinstonAmerican actress
  • Hattie WilliamsAmerican actress
  • Hattie Helen Gould Beckbirth name of Sally Rand, American dancer and actress
  • Hattie Margaret McDermottdaughter of actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
  • Hattie Daumanndaughter of musician John Mann of Spirit of the West
  • Hattie Wisbey (b. 2011)daughter of actors Rae Baker and Duncan Wisbey

Hattie in Pop Culture

  • Hattie Durhamcharacter in the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
  • Hattiecharacter in book/film "Ella Enchanted"
  • Hattie Taverniercharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Hattie Bankscharacter on TV's "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
  • Hattie Lewischaracter in "The Basic Eight" by Daniel Handler
  • "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll" song by Bob Dylan
  • Hattie Mae 'Big Mama' Piercecharacter in the Big Mama's House films
  • Hattie McDoogalin the animated television series Futurama
  • Hattie Brooksmain character in Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • "Hattie and the Wild Waves" 1990 book by Barbara Cooney
  • Hattie the Witcha recurring character on animated television series Wallykazam!
  • Battie Hattie From Cincinnatia puppet by Larry Smith