Harriett

Gender:girl

Meaning:ruler of the home

Origin:German

Pronunciation:ha ree et

Variations:Harriet, Harriette, Hariet

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Harriett 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 conservative.

Detailed Meaning

Harriett is a spelling variation of Harriet which is the feminine version of the masculine Henry. Henry is of Old German origin and is said to mean ‘Ruler of the Home.’ 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

Possible nicknames for Harriett could be Har or Harry/Harri.

Related Names

Harriett can also be spelt Hariet, Harriet 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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