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Harriet Meaning


What does Harriet mean?

The name Harriet is of French and German origin.

The meaning of Harriet is "home ruler, ruler of the estate".

Harriet is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 7 letters and 3 syllables and is pronounced Ha-rri-et.

The Given Name Harriet

The name Harriet is an anglicized form of the French name Henriette. Henriette is a feminine form of Henri, the French form of Henry.

In Scotland the name has been used as an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Oighrig.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Harriet Beecher Stowe, Harriet Lane, and Harriet Smith.

Harriet Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 1,053 in baby name popularity for girls with 242 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,162 in baby name popularity for girls with 211 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

View the Harriet Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Harriet has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Harriet to other names.

Harriet Related Names

Harriet is a form of Henriette, Harry.

Variants of the name Harriet include Harrette, Harriett, Harrietta, Harriette.

Harriet has the diminutive (nickname) Hattie.

Famous Harriets

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe ~ Writer
  • Harriet Lane ~ U. S. First Lady (1857-1861)
  • Harriet Smith ~ Emma character

Harriet Numerology

What will your new littleHarriet be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Harriet Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Harriet in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Harriet.

Just for fun, see the name Harriet in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Harriet in Nautical Flags page.