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Gender: Male Meaning of Harrison: "son of Harry" Origin of Harrison: English Harrison's Popularity in 2017: #113

The name Harrison is a boy's name of English, Aboriginal origin meaning "son of Harry". Harrison is ranked #113 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Antique Baby Names Back in Style and discussed in our forums with posts like "Favourite Names in the last signature".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Harrison

Harrison Ford, American actor
Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt, American geologist, astronaut and senator from New Mexico
Harrison Bryce Jordan Barnes, American basketball player
Harrison Birtwistle, English composer
Harrison 'Harry' Libbey, U.S. Congressman from Virginia
Harrison Reed, American politician; 9th governor of Florida
Harrison Craig, Australian pop singer
(William) Harrison "Bones" Dillard, American Olympic sprinter and hurdler
Harrison Gray Otis, American publisher of the LA Times
Harrison Lynn "Hatch" Rosdahl, American NFL football player
Harrison Page, American actor
Harrison Richard Young, American actor
Harrison Evans Salisbury, American journalist
Harrison Colyar White, American sociologist
Harrison Webb, YouTuber
Harrison Wagner (b. 1994), son of actors Jack and Kristina Wagner
Harrison "Harry" Major (b. 2000), son of model Emma Noble and James Major; grandson of British PM John Major
Harrison Yu (b. 2002), son 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 Harrison, English musician of The Beatles
William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States

Pop Culture References for the name Harrison

"Harrison Bergeron," short story by Kurt Vonnegut and its main character
Harrison Morgan, son of Dexter Morgan on TV's "Dexter"
Harrison John, character on TV's "Popular"
Harrison Wright, character on TV's "Scandal"
Eobard Thawne AKA Harrison Wells, character on TV's The Flash
Harrison "Harry" Wells, character on TV's The Flash
Harrison "HR" Wells, character on TV's The Flash
Herr Harrison Wells, character on TV's The Flash
Harrison Wells, many characters on TV's The Flash

Harris, Harrisson, Harriss, Harryson


Tzach Says:


Our last name is Zacharias, and I really want to incorporate Harrison if our baby is a boy. Right now we have chosen it as a middle name, but I love the name so much (it was also my Grandpas name) that I want it as a first name. Is Harrison Zacharias too long of a name?

TheSlothPrincess Says:


Harrison is the name my SO and I have chosen if we ever have a son. It sounds current without being extremely popular, strong but friendly at the same time.

Haids1987 Says:


Indeed he does! He's been my mental husband since I was in preschool. My real husband and I have an agreement. ;-)

cabosanmucus Says:


Handsome! Ford helps.