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Jo Marie Payton played Harriet Winslow in the sitcom "Family Matters."
breakofday  12/22/2005
A really sweet pet name of Harriet is Hattie, how cute!
Ebba  4/20/2006
Harriet Tubman is an important woman in American history.
tmarie  4/21/2006
Harriet M. Welsch is the name of the title character in Louise Fitzhugh's classic children's novel Harriet the Spy. The only child of upper-middle-class New Yorkers, Harriet has a spy route and writes "everything about everyone" in her composition notebook. When her classmates discover the sometimes cruel things she's written down, Harriet becomes a pariah in her class. The book is a classic for its honest characters and its refusal to talk down to its readers.

A film was made of the book in 1996, starring Michelle Trachtenberg as Harriet and Rosie O'Donnell as her wise nurse, Ole Golly.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  5/31/2006
Harriet is pronounced HARRY-ett.
LilyBee  6/11/2006
Harriet Smith was a character in Jane Austen's novel Emma. Harriet was Emma's best friend.
n-dogg  8/9/2006
I love this name. It's so classic, elegant, and feminine, and at the same time it could easily suit a little girl. Plus, it's not too common anymore, surprisingly, which makes it all the more appealing.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2006
Harriet Andersson is a famous actress in Sweden, she played in several films by Ingmar Bergman.
Ylva  8/27/2006
Harriet Vane was Lord Peter Wimsey's great love in the detective novels by Dorothy Sayers. It is said that Sayers consciously modelled Harriet on herself.
Ylva  8/27/2006
I like the name Harriet, if I ever have twins when I am older I might call them (that is if they're a boy and a girl) Harry and Harriet! Cute!
― Anonymous User  8/28/2006
I really like this name, it's cute!
Philippa  8/28/2006
Harriet Oleson was the name of the mean and horrible shopkeeper in Laura Ingalls Wilder's book Little Town on the Prairie.
LibbyBeth  3/22/2007
I adore Harriet. It's so regal and classy but still really fun. I can see it on a spunky two-year-old and a sweet old grandma.
Katesy  7/28/2007
I love this name. But to the anonymous above PLEASE don't call your twins Harry and Harriet.
xxlaurasxx  9/25/2007
It sounds too much like Harry, quite frankly. I don't find it pretty at all.
slight night shiver  5/31/2008
I cannot believe that no one has mentioned Harriet the Spy yet! A lot of people have read that.
egyptianpanda  6/4/2008
My cousin's name is spelled Harriett, just to be awkward, but I prefer it with the double t. Somehow it just doesn't look complete without it anymore!
Holl1303  10/30/2008
Sorry, but I've never really liked Harriet. I've always thought it sounded too masculine.
erb816  4/14/2009
In my book of Christian names, the name Harriet means "woman of the home", which I think is nice. :)
walesgal92  4/19/2009
Harriet is a timeless classic.
vomiting  10/10/2009
Harriet Jones is a fictional politician who later goes on to become the Prime Minister of Britain in the long-running sci-fi series, "Doctor Who".
SandSea  3/12/2010
I love the name Harriet. It's elegant, classy, unique and would fit both young girls and old women perfectly.
― Anonymous User  5/25/2010
I personally really dislike this name. If someone were to ask your kid if they were Harriet, then it would sound like they're saying "Are you hairy yet?" I strongly advise you to not name your kid this.
megi99  5/30/2010
I used to find this name stuffy and annoying, but recently it's become my favourite girl's name.
― Anonymous User  6/19/2010
A famous bearer is American actress Harriet Sansom Harris (born 8 January 1955). Her television credits include Frasier's agent Bebe Glazer in "Frasier" and Felicia Tilman in "Desperate Housewives". She's also well-known for her roles in theatre, including Paul Rudnick's "Jeffrey", with which she rose to prominence, and her Tony Award-winning role as the evil Mrs. Meers in "Thoroughly Modern Millie".
AndrewJKD  7/2/2010
I used to not like it, but now I think it's nice!
Chrila96  8/1/2010
Harriet is a very beautiful name and the fact it means warrior princess is really cool, it's my sisters name and I used to call her Harriet because she liked her full name but now she likes Harrie because she is older and personally I don't think it is as nice a name. I always get reminded of 'Harriet the Spy' the film and a book about a girl called Harriet learning trombone even though it is hard for her because she is only 8 and she is very persistent. I love that that is what I think of!
Livvyxxx  5/31/2011
I absolutely adore this name. I love it because it reminds me of my own name, 'Harry'. I also know a Harriet, who I don't particularly like (in fact I hate her with a vengeance) but I still like her name. But, that's another story. So, as I said earlier, I adore this name.
Harry Styles  5/28/2012
Harriet Elisabeth Beecher Stowe (born 1811 in Litchfield, Connecticut) was an American author and abolitionist.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2012
Harriet Martineau (1802-76) was a famous English writer and social theorist.

Harriet Cohen (1895-1967) was a celebrated English pianist.

Harriet Harman (b. 1950) was a prominent member of Tony Blair's Cabinet.

Harriette Wilson (1786-1845) was an English courtesan with lovers in high places.

British actress Harriet Walter played the character Harriet Vane in the TV adaptations of Dorothy Sayers's "Lord Peter Wimsey" stories.

Noel Streatfeild's classic children's book "Ballet Shoes" features a girl called Harriet - and another girl called Lalla.
Just Jonquil  9/24/2012
This is a name with a rich literary history.
Cute nicknames are Hallie, Hattie, Hettie.
Just Jonquil  9/24/2012
Despite its popularity in the UK, the name Harriet is very uncommon nowadays for American babies. In 2012, it was only given to 89 little girls here. My guess would be that it has to do with the popularity of Harry in the UK, similar to how Georgina is popular in the UK and so is George, but both are relatively uncommon in the US.
Oohvintage  7/18/2013
My name is Harriet and I love having it as my name. I am Canadian, and the name isn't widely used in Canada, so my parents got a few 'raised eyebrows' when they announced my name. I currently live in England, where the name is more widespread, and no-one reacts to the name (well other than to say it's posh). Harriet Beecher Stowe was the inspiration for my name and my two older brothers are also named after inspirational people from history.
CecilyParsley  10/4/2013
My name is Harriet and I would hate it if someone gave me the nickname "Hattie"... that just sounds weird. My personal favourite nickname to be called is "Haribo". It's definitely not an easy name to create nicknames from!
― Anonymous User  8/27/2014
The name Harriet was given to 179 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
Harriet is the name of Franklin's little sister in the Franklin the Turtle books. Franklin and his parents named her after Franklin's great-aunt Harriet.
Buneary  8/27/2016
This is my name :) I'm from London, and I've never met another Harriet. The name's dying down, it's much older than the names of girls in my school. (Lily, Chloe, Sophie.) I'm biased, but I like my name. I get called Harry a lot, which I like.
peachydane  1/2/2017
In the very popular series Grey's Anatomy, the baby girl of April Kepner and Jackson Avery is called Harriet. This may increase it's U. S popularity somewhat.
queen_vic  3/21/2017
I don't know if I like Harry on a girl... I'm a 'When Harry met Sally' fan so Harry = male. Also Prince Harry. And Hattie just sounds like a mad hatter to me (no offense). Although maybe that's just part of the fun of this nickname.
I think Harriet is perfect as it is, and flows so nicely off the tongue. It shouldn't be shortened in my honest opinion. And I love Harriet the spy! :-)
queen_vic  3/21/2017
Harriet is such a sweet name.
Paula Puddephatt  5/27/2017
My grandmother was a Harriet and went by Rhett. She made me promise never to name my child after her. She found her name to be a terrible burden and wouldn't wish it on her future great grandchild. I think she would be astounded by all the compliments on the name today.
Jossiechris  10/15/2017
A girl in my little brothers' kindergarten group has this name, pronounced in a 'German' way (because this is in Germany lmao). It was kinda weird at first but it actually works a lot better than you would expect.
dataniangu  2/15/2018

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