Harriet
Origin/Usage
Germanic
Pronunciation
HER-ee-ət/HAR-ee-ət
Meaning
Ruler of the house
Like the Name Harriet?
BOYS
GIRLS
+ Harriet
+ Add to My Favorites

More info about the name "Harriet"

Harriet is a variant of Henrietta. Henrietta originates in Germanic languages and means "ruler of the house". It is a feminine form of Henry. Henrietta has been a popular name within royalty over centuries but lately its usage, especially in the United States, has declined.

Popularity of the Name Harriet
Also Spelled Like...

Harietta, Hariette, Harrieta, Harrietta, Harriette, Harriott, Hattie

Famous Harriets

Harriet Beecher Stowe - writer
Harriet Farley - writer
Harriet Hilliard - actress
Harriet King - writer
Harriet Monroe - writer
Harriet Rochlin - writer

+ Add a Name · View More
Do you like the name Harriet?
Discussion on the name Harriet
Weekly Prize Big thumb fotorcreated

Summer Infant has launched the Babble Band, the first hands-free, wearable voice-activated audio monitor.  Just slip on the comfortable, adjustable wristband, and choose from three monitoring modes – audio & sound prompts, sound-activated flashing lights, or vibration – to keep tabs on your little one.  With an 800 foot range, you can move freely around the home without having to bring along a hand-held unit.  The adjustable wristband fits both mom and dad, and the rechargeable battery has an 8-10 hour charge.  The Babble Band...

The BellyBallot Story

We built BellyBallot to make naming your baby more fun. In under 2 minutes, parents can involve friends and family via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to vote on their favorite names. Parents can now include loved ones from all over the globe on the joyous occasion of celebrating a new child's life.