Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HAR-ee-it, HEHR-ee-it  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

English form of Henriette, and thus a feminine form of Harry. It was first used in the 17th century, becoming very common in the English-speaking world by the 18th century. Famous bearers include the Americans Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811-1896), the author of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and the abolitionist Harriet Tubman (1820-1913).

Related Names

Masculine FormsHarry, Henry
Other Languages & CulturesJindřiška(Czech) Henriette, Henny, Jette(Danish) Hendrika, Hendrikje, Hendrina, Hennie, Henriëtte, Henriette, Jet, Jetta(Dutch) Henrietta, Henriikka(Finnish) Henriette(French) Henriette, Henrike, Heinrike(German) Henriett, Henrietta(Hungarian) Enrica(Italian) Inta(Latvian) Henrika(Lithuanian) Henriette, Henny(Norwegian) Henryka(Polish) Henrietta, Henny, Henrika(Swedish)
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People think this name is

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Name Days

Norway: August 22
Sweden: October 10


Entry updated November 20, 2020