What is the origin of the name "Harrison"?


According to Think Baby Names, Harrison is a masculine name of Old English origin. The Baby Name Wizard says this name was originally used as a surname in the Middle Ages. The name means "son of Henry" or "son of Harry."

According to Think Baby Names, Harrison is a popular boy's name. It ranked 568th out of 1,220 masculine names based on the 2000 U.S. Census data. It is also a popular last name, ranking 115th out of 88,799 surnames.

Think Baby Names lists Harris and Harrisson as two possible variants of Harrison. Some popular people named Harrison are actor Harrison Ford and astronaut Harrison Schmitt.

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American political leader (father of William Henry Harrison).
twenty-third president of the U.S. 1889–93 (grandson of William Henry Harrison).
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