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The HARRY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,799 3703 0.003 33
United States (1880 census) 2,057 2917 0.004 41
Change since 1880 +6742 -786 -0.001 -8
Other Countries
Australia 823 1975 0.005 50
United Kingdom 1,974 2987 0.004 43
Top States for HARRY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
New York 753 2700 0.004 40
Pennsylvania 617 2627 0.005 50
Florida 605 3625 0.004 38
California 579 5220 0.002 17
Texas 499 4534 0.002 24
Top States for HARRY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Louisiana 436 1553 0.010 98
Alaska 41 2252 0.007 65
Alabama 282 2450 0.006 63
Maryland 317 2050 0.006 60
Iowa 150 2876 0.005 51


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called HARRY live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called HARRY represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called HARRY in New York than any other state, but you are more likely to find a HARRY by picking someone at random in Louisiana than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of HARRY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the HARRY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the HARRY surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of HARRY in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Mixed Race 274 3.11
Native American/Alaskan 258 2.93
White (Hispanic) 177 2.01
Asian/Pacific 169 1.92
White (Caucasian) 5,621 63.88
Black/African American 2,300 26.14

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the HARRY surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of HARRY in historical publications

AP HARRY. (Welsh.) The son of Harry, Harrison. Hence Parry.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to HARRY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as HARRY.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for HARRY

The following words are slight variants of HARRY that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.