Gender Masculine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. HAR-ee
, HEHR-ee
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Meaning & History

Medieval English form of HENRY. In modern times it is used as a diminutive of both Henry and HAROLD. A famous bearer was American president Harry S. Truman (1884-1972). It is also the name of the boy wizard in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series of books, first released in 1997.

Related Names

VariantsHank, Henry
DiminutivesHal, Hank
Other Languages & CulturesChariovalda, Hariwald, Heimirich, Heinrich, Henricus(Ancient Germanic) Haraldr(Ancient Scandinavian) Hereweald(Anglo-Saxon) Henrik(Armenian) Endika(Basque) Enric(Catalan) Henrik(Croatian) Jindřich, Hynek, Jindra(Czech) Harald, Henrik, Henning(Danish) Hendrick, Hendrik, Hendrikus, Henricus, Heike, Heiko, Hein, Henk, Hennie, Henny, Rik(Dutch) Heiki, Hendrik, Indrek, Enn(Estonian) Harri, Heikki, Henri, Henrikki(Finnish) Henri(French) Heike, Heiko(Frisian) Anri(Georgian) Harald, Heinrich, Hendrik, Henrik, Heiner, Heinz, Henning(German) Henrik(Hungarian) Haraldur, Hinrik(Icelandic) Anraí, Einrí(Irish) Aroldo, Enrico, Arrigo, Enzo, Eraldo, Rico(Italian) Indriķis, Ints(Latvian) Henrikas, Herkus(Lithuanian) Hinnerk, Hinrich, Heike, Heiko(Low German) Herry(Medieval English) Harald, Henrik, Henning(Norwegian) Henryk(Polish) Haroldo, Henrique(Portuguese) Genrikh(Russian) Eanraig, Hendry(Scottish) Henrich(Slovak) Henrik(Slovene) Enrique, Haroldo, Kike, Kiko, Quique(Spanish) Harald, Henrik, Henning(Swedish) Harri(Welsh)
Surname DescendantsHarris, Harrison(English)
User SubmissionHarrý

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Name Days

Sweden: October 10

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Entry updated November 16, 2019