[ 3 syll. har-ri-son, ha-rris-on ] The baby boy name Harrison is pronounced HHEY-R-ih-SahN †. Harrison's origin and use are both in the English language. Harrison is of the meaning 'son of Harry'. Its meaning is derived from the element son. The first name is from the English surname. The first name was adopted in the 19th century. In the USA, its popularity was boosted by the presidents William H. Harrison (1773-1841) and Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901).
Harrison has 12 forms. Forms include Harison, Harreson, Harrisen, Harriss, Harrisson, Harrisun, Harrys, Harryson, Harryss, Harrysun, and Haryson. Another English variant is the contracted form Harris.
See also the related category son (heir).
Harrison is a popular baby name for boys, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been rising in popularity since the 1970s. At the modest peak of its usage in 2016, 0.181% of baby boys were named Harrison. Its ranking then was #107. In 2018, it ranked at #115 with a usage of 0.176%, and it was the most popular out of all boy names in its group. Harrison was more widely used than the next ranked name, Harry, by 8 times in 2018.
Baby names that sound like Harrison include Harian, Harison, Harreson, Harrisen, Harrisson, Harrisun, Harryson, Harrysun, Haryson, Hargun, Harkan, Harken, Harkin, Harkon, Harkun, Harkyn, Harwen, Haryan, Hiram, and Hroctyn.
† Pronunciation for Harrison: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IH as in "it (IH.T)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
A famous person named Harrison is Actor, Harrison Ford, born 13 July 1942, Chicago, Illinois.