Gender: Female Meaning of Hattie: "estate ruler" Origin of Hattie: English, diminutive of Harriet Hattie's Popularity in 2019: #451

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.

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Rank in US: #451

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Pop Culture References for the name Hattie

Hettie, Hatti, Hetty, Hatty


justthinkin Says:


I have loved Hattie since reading the "Dear America" series in elementary school. I will forever associate it with the Oregon Trail.

Personally I do not care for the longer forms of the name. She's great on her own.

Violet_Rose Says:


Hattie as a stand-alone is one of my all time favorite girl names and if I am lucky enough to have a second daughter I will be choosing between this or Phoebe 😊 simple yet always makes me think of someone taking a breathe of fresh air, to any Hatties or Mommas of a Hattie reading this, which middle would you suggest might work? I've considered Matilda but the Hat- and the Mat- sounds kind of collide in my mouth

Violet_Rose Says:


That's very pretty Amy

Daiseymae Says:


Me too! I think it is pretty cute.

Eliza1303 Says:


I don’t like this name at all. I can see how some people would like the cutsy and peppy side of it. Idk reminds me of bratty. I do also think it’s a little unprofessional as well but hey name ur kids what u want and if you wear it well good for you.

Kayla Says:


My daughter’s name is Hattie. We call her Hats, TT, Hatterboo. Her middle name is Anne. We get lots of compliments and she’s a spunky girl who can carry the name well.

NameLover 11 Says:


i love this name. also, Hattie-Mae is so cute!

kittylover777 Says:


My name is Hannah but it's pronounced HAH-nah. I really love my name but it is kind of annoying because in America everyone accidentally calls me Hannah pronounced wrongly...

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kittylover777 Says:


I think Hattie is absolutely adorable!!! I can imagine it on kids and older women and maybe for that gap in between somebody could use a middle name or something as a nickname???

paulapuddephatt Says:


I much prefer Harriet. You can still use Hattie as a nickname, but it gives the child the option of going by Harriet, which also, to me, sounds much prettier.

VelvetEar Says:


I knew a Hattie when I was younger. She was the little sister of one of my friends. That girl was so energetic and rambunctious and full of personality.

Daiseymae Says:


I think it is pretty cute! My great-aunt was named Hattie.

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kmdharrington Says:


Could Hattie be a nickname for Henrietta?

nellbelle Says:


Boy do I love this name! My husband and I really love it for a future daughter.

Hattie Says:


I love being named Hattie. Being told that my name is unique and pretty is one of the best compliments that I can receive. It may be an old lady name, but it was my great grandmothers name so the sentimentality of my name makes me love it even more. I would not change my name for the world and I have never met a Hattie who would!

Hattie Says:


My given name is Hattie and I love it. I was named after my great grandma and the meaning alone makes it special. I also love being told that my name is "pretty" and "unique" when I introduce myself. It may be an old lady name but I love it and wouldn't change it for the world. Sorry you think its ugly! Your loss.

ThistleThorn Says:


I would use this as a nickname for Harriet. I hope it doesn't become too popular, like Olivia.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


No it's not, because I wasn't talking about a named child or how two names are 'atrocious' together, I was stating the teasing potentials that particular name has, which is what a lot of people have done on a lot of different names. Stop comparing your comment to something irrelevant, because you should just do what @stephaniemay said and do the adult thing.

Guesttt Says:


It's the same thing. Rathere it's being said directly to them or not.

steampunkleo Says:


Nicknames can be anything you want them to be.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Was I talking to a mother about her childs name? No, so you are basically comparing an apple and a banana here. And I wasn't making fun of people named that, I said it was cruel to name a child that.

Guest Says:


I have respect and I don't go around town telling people they have ugly names. I said something without really thinking about it.

Guest Says:


This was two weeks ago, you've said whatever one else has said, so really your comment is pointless. I said something with out really thinking about it, but I'm not going to apologies for it because saying "I'm sorry" is absolutely useless. I own up to what I said.

Guest Says:


This coming from the person who actually made fun of people named Letice? I said the names where bad together, at least I wasn't actually making fun of the names. You can take yourself on somewhere.

Myosotis Says:


Right, so if you'd met someone in real life, who'd called their daughter a name you thought was 'atrocious', and they had asked for no opinions of the name whatsoever, you would say so to their face?
This may be online but it's no excuse to forget and ignore common courtesy and manners. Whether you're a blunt person or not.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I never said you were a bitch or selfish, I said that's how you came across by saying that. This is a name website so that was completely inappropriate, you should be able to insult me or even speak without resulting to vulgar language. And the "unlike you" part was totally incorrect, I just told you the truth, that's why you're so agro. AND you said "if someone wants the truth" IF being the key word, the original poster didn't want an opinion in the first place.

indiefendi2 Says:


But the thing is I didn't ask you. That's the whole point of this argument. Keeping negativity to yourself!

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


Thank you. The sad thing is this person is probably older than me...

stephaniemay Says:


Well said.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I'm sorry but no. I'm a blunt person, if someone comes to school with a bad haircut and asks me if I like it, i'm going to say no. What you just said to that mother, that was- what everyone has been stating- completely rude and uncalled for! There is a difference between being frank and being a total bitch (sorry to everyone else, but there is no better word to describe it). You are ONLINE for goodness sake, you could've said aloud "that name is atrocious" and you would've voiced your opinion without hurting anyone. Instead you took time to type it out, and during that time you could've reasoned with yourself that is was unecessary to say this about this persons daughters name. It was incredibly spiteful, people appreciate honesty in the long run, but you are going to have a VERY hard life if you are going to hurt peoples feelings with no remorse in a way that does not help them.

Tbh, I think that was also a very narcissistic thing you did, you seem to love the attention you got from saying that. Nobody likes selfishness combined with bitchiness.

stephaniemay Says:


You need a class in respect and tact. You are a rude loud mouth.

Guest Says:


That's only because Hattie and Dora have more letters than May.

Guest Says:


A person who's blunt is not rude or loud mouthed. When I call myself a blunt person, I mean that I don't sugar coat things because it might hurt someone else's feelings. I am straight to the point and I hate when people do that.

Guest Says:


And it's not your place to tell other people what they can and what they can't say.

stephaniemay Says:


"blunt person" i.e. rude loud mouth.

alexandra mae Says:


I could see perhaps Attie for maybe Katerine or similar but I don't know if you could pull it off for Katherine. However, nicknames can come from anything and if you like Hattie and Katherine, you can easily call your child Hattie even if they're named Catherine. My children don't have nicknames that seem to have anything to do with their first names. Perhaps Cattie interests you?

AmyLSmithson Says:


I don't think Hattie sounds blunt. They're both longer than May.

alexandra mae Says:


This is an already named child. You keep your opinions to yourself about the names in those situations.

indiefendi2 Says:


I don't like Olivia and Barbara but if someone named their daughter Barbara Olivia I'm going to use my home training and be POLITE by keeping my negativity to myself when it's someone's daughter!

amy Says:


Blimey that is a strong opinion! I'm guessing you come from the 'I'm just being honest' school of thought. A little harsh. I imagine I wouldn't like your children's names either. What do you mean by 'strong names'? What is a weak name? Not sure I'd ever choose a weak name.

indiefendi2 Says:


Don't be rude!! 😡

KLGG88 Says:


Hattie is typically a nickname for Harriet... that's what faithamer means in her comment above. I think it's nice both ways.

Guest Says:


Hattie is a very pretty name. I had a great aunt named Hattie.

Guest Says:


I personally wouldn't use Hattie as a nickname, but I see your point. Another good example is Bill for William.

Kateri Says:


Well, some nicknames for Elizabeth aren't obvious, like Betsy or Tibby or Libby. I think you can move letters around in Katherine in the same way to get to Hattie.

jordalini Says:


I love this nickname, I would totally use it as a name. It is super cute

Hattie Grant Says:


Hattie is pretty just like any thing else it"s who is wear it.

faithnamer Says:


Nickname names and retro/vintage names are pretty popular right now, so this is right on trend. I think it's cute for a nickname.

Guest Says:


This is so ugly to me. Can someone explain the appeal?

Amy Says:


Sorry Kateri I don't think it works for Katherine. Katherine Harriet or Katherine Hattie sounds lovely though

Amy Says:


My daughter is called Hattie. She is 3 years old now. She loves her name and we get lots of lovely comments about it. We chose it as in England it is different but not unusual. I also think it is timeless, ageless and classless. Her middle name is Dora after my Gran. I kind of wish I'd saved that for another daughter (if we have one). Hattie, of course, has a rather large hat collection.

Guest Says:


I don't think Hattie works for Katherine. Typically nicknames are obvious. Like Kat or Kate.

Jill Murray Says:


Well it's usually a nickname for Harriet, but I don't see why not.

Kateri Says:


Could Hattie be a nickname for Katharine/Catharine?