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Origin: Old English
Meaning: Son of Harry

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Harrison

This chart illustrates how many Boys were named Harrison in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the boy's name Harrison:

  • Records indicate that 57,425 boys in the United States have been named Harrison since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 2,111 people in the U.S. were given the name Harrison. Those people are now 8 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Harrison

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      10 Positive Comments

  • "love the name Harrison. some people might think its a surname but it really just sounds like a forename. never met someone with it as a surname here in UK." Oct. 22, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband and I chose Harrison for our boy, due late August 2012. I like that it doesn't seem to be that common, but it's still not out there. It seems like all the nice names are EXTREMELY common and worn out, or they're uncommon and awful sounding. I think with a name like Harrison, you can't really prejudge someone." Apr. 3, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name! Harrison Grant (first, middle name) and I think it sounds very prestigious. My only concern is that people will shorten the name and call him "Harry" instead and I hate the name Harry. So we'll just have to make sure we correct people and hope they stick to Harrison..." Feb. 20, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My husband is Harrison and he loves his name. We only know one more person with this name and where ever he mention his name everybody compliment how nice name it is. Im PG at the moment and if we dont agree on any other name we gonna have Harrison Jr. I think it is very posh name..not common with the kids running the streets..." Nov. 7, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "when i have a boy that is what i want to name him. its a lovely name." Apr. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Great name but getting too common - all 4 friends I have who have had sons in the last 3 years have named them Harrison!" Sep. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "This is my 2nd son's name and I love it. I actually get a lot of compliments on it cause it's not very common." Feb. 22, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I live in the uk and the boys name Harrison seems to be getting more popular in the last few years, but i think it is a great name for a boy, its very strong sounding, and it sounds like it has a bit of class about it, just my opinion." Oct. 12, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "i plan on naming my son harrison after george harrison, my favorite beatle." Sep. 6, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "We named our son Harrison because it was my Maiden name. I think it's a great use of a last name. It's strong, handsome, and I just love his name." Jan. 30, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      3 Negative Comments

  • "I know someone named Harrison. He's the most repulsive, loathsome, frustrating person I have ever met. I wish he would move, and he does everything to annoy me. I just fight fire with fire, which probably isn't the best, but what are people gonna do about it? Take away my birthday? I wouldn't name anyone it." Oct. 15, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sorry, I meant to say, "Anything with a SON suffix should never, EVER be a FORENAME". It's absolutely true and it shows the state of our society that this is becoming increasingly common." Sep. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "100% SURNAME and only surname. Anything with a SON suffix should never, EVER be a surname and anyone who doesn't realise this is an ignorant fool. Why not just call the child Harris?" Sep. 3, 2009: Report as inappropriate

      1 Neutral Comment

  • "Hello! My name is Harrison. I like my name! I've only met two other people with my name. I don't like being called Harry, sounds silly. Let's see, the one thing I always get is "like Harrison Ford, right?" It gets annoying, especially since I like to act too. But yes, I like the name a lot." Mar. 2, 2009: Report as inappropriate

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