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Gender: Male Meaning of Harris: "son of Harry" Origin of Harris: English

The name Harris is a boy's name of English origin meaning "son of Harry". Harris and is often added to lists like Popular English Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Quintuplets Game - Two Sets".

From the experts:

Harris is your name when Harrison is too much, but Harry isn't enough. It reentered the US Top 1000 for the first time since 1988 in 2016.

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Famous People Named Harris

Harris Yulin, American actor
Harris Glenn Milstead aka Divine, American drag queen and actor
Harris Jayaraj, Indian film composer
Harris Wittels, American actor, writer, and comedian
(Oliver) Harris, German rapper
Harris Harper, daughter of American musician Ben Harper

Pop Culture References for the name Harris

Harris, character in "Brave"
Harris Moore aka Comet, superhero in Marvel Comics
Harris, character on British sitcom "Porridge"
Harris Conner Healy, character from "Roseanne"
Harris Manchester College, at University of Oxford
Harris County, county in Texas, USA

Harrys, Harriss


Guest Says:


Yes her first name was Harris. eww!!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


It was her first name? And not her last name or anything? Yikes!

Guest Says:


For whatever reason I'm watching Fox News, I just saw Harris on a grown woman reporter. Ewww.

Emilia elena Says:


I love this name. Harris it's just simple, strong, solid (and everything else I agree with robisonga). I have a son Harris Christopher and expecting 2 more twins boy & girl (Christian Anthony and Antonia middle name?)

lillian85 Says:


It sounds a little like someone mispronouncing "heiress" when said aloud, but I still love this name

robisonga Says:


I love Harris. Strong, masculine, and smart. It's a solid name.