Harrison Name Meaning & Origin

Harrison

Pronunciation: HA-ri-sən (key)

Origin of the name Harrison:

Transferred use of the surname originating in the Middle Ages as a patronymic meaning "son of Henry" or "son of Harry."

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Hal, Harry, Henry

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Personal experiences with the name Harrison: | Edit

My son's name is Harrison, we loved it, but worried that people would call him Harry, he is four and so far, we have gone with Harrison and sometimes Harris! We love that it is different.

We named our son Harrison for George Harrison, and planned to call him 'Sonny' for short because we didn't like the nickname 'Harry'. Well, that didn't stick at all, and we always call him Harrison or Harry. Harry has definitely grown on me a lot, and I now think it's cute and down to earth. We get a lot of compliments on his name.

Nicknames for Harrison: | Edit

Harry
Hank
Sonny
Harris

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Famous real-life people named Harrison: | Edit

Harrison Ford, actor
George Harrison, Beatle
Rex Harrison, actor
Benjamin Harrison V, signer of the Declaration of Independence
William Henry Harrison, 9th President of the United States
Benjamin Harrison, 23rd President of the United States
(also the grandson of William Henry and great-grandson of Benjamin V)

Harrison in song, story & screen: | Edit

Harrison Davies, character from the Short-lived TV show Tru Calling
The son of Dexter Morgan on the T.V show Dexter
Harrison Wells is a character in the TV series, The Flash
Harrison Wright, character from the TV show, Scandal

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