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Popularity Over Time: How Many Boys Have Been Named Harry

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

A few facts about the boy's name Harry:

  • Records indicate that 418,822 boys in the United States have been named Harry since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1918, when 9,896 people in the U.S. were given the name Harry. Those people are now 102 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 Harry

    83% Approval Rating
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      5 Positive Comments


  • "Been in the top 10 boys names here in Britain for years. Very manly cheeky name and so much more credible after our very own royal prince!" Apr. 3, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm from the last wave of boys with this name (born one month after Harry Connick Jr. so I'll let you do the research). Have only met one person with my name younger than me (he was born in 1972). I've heard it had a minor "comeback" in the US with the popularity of Harry Potter and Prince Harry" Apr. 12, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It is Harry! Not Hairy! I know only one Harry and he is quite an amazing man what a charmer the boy just wreaks if swagger i love him" Dec. 3, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. It is manly but gentle and doesn't take itself too seriously. I'd date a Harry." Jun. 8, 2007: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I hate it. My name IS Harry and my last name is Bahls. Think about it. I get teased a lot. :(" Oct. 18, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      7 Neutral Comments

  • "Whoever wrote this, you know how to make a good aritlce." Jun. 18, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My 2 year old boy is called Harry so obviously i love it, when i was pregnant i was swaying to Jasper but when he was born he instantly suited Harry..... Everyone i have met loves his name and no they are no just being polite... I hate it though when people drop the H and call him Arry.....that is when i correct them" Jan. 28, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Sounds like the name of a corrupt businessman or entrepeneur from either New York or California and from a certain period as well, where other men of his generation go or went by Frank, Arthur, Ernest, Walter, or Albert and all the women are or were called Florence, Edith, Margaret, or Agnes." Jun. 3, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Was one of the top 10 boys' names in the United States in the 1870s before gradually declining from the early years of the 20th century and being considered somewhat old-fashioned at the present time (although it has in recent years made a comeback in Britain and Australia). Let's not confuse the name with mid-20th century relics such as Barry, Gary, and Larry or even the girl's name Carrie, popular in the respective Minnie/Bessie/Ada and Lisa/Lori/Tammy eras." Feb. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "Has made a huge comeback in Britain in the past few years (even before Harry Potter), and is also not uncommon in Australia. However, I still usually associate this name with old grandfathers with walking sticks and I personally wouldn't use it for my own son." Jan. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My brother's name is Harry (he's 6). I think it suits him, he has thick light blonde hair and big blue eyes." Jul. 1, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "my sisters pregnant for a boy the name harry seams to be glued in her and her husbands head. personally the name remindes me of a fat hamster." Oct. 24, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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