Means "army man", derived from the Germanic elements hari
"army" and man
"man". It was introduced to England by the Normans
, died out, and was revived in the English-speaking world in the 19th century. It was borne by a 18th-century Russian missionary to Alaska who is venerated as a saint
in the Orthodox Church. Another famous bearer was Herman Melville (1819-1891), the author of 'Moby-Dick'.