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Subject: Re: Harry from Greek?
Author: Cleveland Kent Evans   (Authenticated as clevelandkentevans)
Date: October 18, 2005 at 1:16:47 PM
Reply to: Harry from Greek? by Sarah
No, this person is confused. In English speaking countries, Harry clearly goes back to the medieval English pronunciation of Henry. There is a Greek male name which is sometimes spelled "Hariton" or "Chariton" in the Roman alphabet, and I'm sure that Greek immigrants to English-speaking countries have sometimes used Harry as the English form of that name, but Harry itself is not Greek.

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