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Origin & Meaning

The name Harrison is of English origin.

The meaning of Harrison is "son of harry".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 127 in baby name popularity for boys with 3184 occurrences.  It ranked 9695 in popular baby names for girls with 11 occurrences. 

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Related Names

Harrison is a variant spelling of Harris.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Harrison Ford.

Name Fun

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

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Names Like This

English names generally consist of a given name, middle name and family name. Many English speaking countries have fairly flexible naming laws. This allows the multicultural families that live in these countries to merge the naming conventions of their faiths or previous nationalities with their current homeland.

Biblical names are still very prevelant. Nature, literature, mythology, celebrity, surnames, variants of traditional names and newly invented names are all sources of English given names.

The evolution of English names in the U.K. can be traced to the various conquests and ruling power changes of its early history. The evolution of English names in America has been more influenced by the various influxes of immigrants from different parts of the world during different times in its history.