What does Harriet mean?
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
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.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 1643 in baby name popularity for girls with 130 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 has the diminutive (nickname) Hattie.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe ~ Writer
- Harriet Lane ~ U. S. First Lady (1857-1861)
- Harriet Smith ~ Emma character
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Harriet Name Fun
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