GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: HAR-i-sən, HER-i-sən  [details]

Meaning & History

From an English surname which meant "son of HARRY". This was the surname of two American presidents, William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) and his grandson Benjamin Harrison (1833-1901). The actor Harrison Ford (1942-), who starred in such movies as 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones', is a famous bearer.


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Entry updated December 3, 2014