"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 presidential and Beatle connections.
# 114 in the US

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Harrison Popularity


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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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