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Harriet might sound a bit old fashioned but it is elegant and graceful. This would be a great name for parents looking for something a bit more conservative.
Harriet is an anglicised version of the French name Henriette, the feminine form of Henry. It first appeared in the 17th century then rose in popularity over the next 200 years.
Famous People With This Name
Harriet Nelson was an American actress who is best known for her role in “The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet.” Harriet Metcalf is an American rower who has won an Olympic gold medal. Harriet Beecher Stowe is an American abolitionist and author, who is most famous for writing “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”
Possible nicknames for Harriet could be Har or Harry/Harri.
Harriet can also be spelt Hariet, Harriett and Harriette.
Stories Featuring This Name
Harriet Jones is the British Prime Minister in the sci-fi series, “Doctor Who.” Harriet Smith is a character in Jane Austen’s “Emma.” Harriet Watson is John Watson’s sister in the BBC series, “Sherlock,” although she is only ever mentioned and never seen on screen.
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