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Gender: F Meaning of Hattie: "estate ruler" Origin of Hattie: English, diminutive of Harriet Hattie's Popularity in 2016: #503

In the USA, Hattie is one of those nicknames that is now more popular than its parent name, Harriet. While Harriet has been missing from the Top 1000 for more than 40 years, Hattie reached #488 in 2015, its highest ranking in 60 years, and dropped only slightly to Number 503 in 2016. In England, however, Harriet (at Number 56) is still by far more popular than Hattie (Number 265), while in Australia, Harriet is in the Top 100 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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Famous People Named Hattie

Hattie McDaniel, American actress
Hattie Ophelia Wyatt Caraway, first woman U.S. senator
Josephine Edwina "Hattie" Jacques, English actress
Hattie Carnegie (born Henrietta Kanengeiser), Austrian-American fashion entrepreneur
Harriet Jane "Hattie" Morahan, English actress
Hattie Hayridge, English actress
Hattie Mae Winston, American actress
Hattie Williams, American actress
Hattie Helen Gould Beck, birth name of Sally Rand, American dancer and actress
Hattie Margaret McDermott, daughter of actors Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott
Hattie Daumann, daughter of musician John Mann of Spirit of the West
Hattie Wisbey (b. 2011), daughter of actors Rae Baker and Duncan Wisbey

Pop Culture References for the name Hattie

Hattie Durham, character in the Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins
Hattie, character in book/film "Ella Enchanted"
Hattie Tavernier, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Hattie Banks, character on TV's "Fresh Prince of Bel Air"
Hattie Lewis, character in "The Basic Eight" by Daniel Handler
"The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," song by Bob Dylan
Hattie Mae 'Big Mama' Pierce, character in the Big Mama's House films
Hattie McDoogal, in the animated television series Futurama
Hattie Brooks, main character in Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
"Hattie and the Wild Waves," 1990 book by Barbara Cooney
Hattie the Witch, a recurring character on animated television series Wallykazam!
Battie Hattie From Cincinnati, a puppet by Larry Smith

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