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ˈhær ɪshar·ris

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Harris, Joel Harris, Joel Chandler Harrisnoun

    United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)

  2. Harris, Zellig Harris, Zellig Sabbatai Harrisnoun

    United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)

  3. Harris, Townsend Harrisnoun

    United States diplomat who was instrumental in opening Japan to foreign trade (1804-1878)

  4. Harris, Frank Harris, James Thomas Harrisnoun

    Irish writer noted for his sexually explicit but unreliable autobiography (1856-1931)

  5. Harris, Bomber Harris, Sir Arthur Travers Harrisnoun

    British marshal of the Royal Air Force; during World War II he directed mass bombing raids against German cities that resulted in heavy civilian casualties (1892-1984)

  6. Harris, Benjamin Harrisnoun

    publisher of the first newspaper printed in America (1673-1713)


  1. Harrisnoun

    An English and Welsh patronymic surname derived from Harry, the medieval form of Henry.

  2. Harrisnoun

    Harris, an island in the Outer Hebrides


  1. harris

    There can be multiple interpretations of the term 'Harris', as follows: 1) As a name: It is a common surname in English-speaking countries, as well as a popular first name. Some prominent people named Harris include U.S. vice-president Kamala Harris, actor Neil Patrick Harris, and musician Calvin Harris. 2) In terms of locations: There are several places named Harris, including Harris County in Texas, Harris, Scotland, and others worldwide. 3) In the field of industries or commerce: Harris Corporation is a telecommunications company based in the U.S. The specific context would largely determine the appropriate interpretation for the word 'Harris'.


  1. Harris

    Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Although not an island itself, Harris is often referred to as the Isle of Harris, which is the former postal county and the current post town for Royal Mail postcodes starting HS3 or HS5. See HS postcode area. A person from Harris is known as a Hearach.

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Harris is ranked #25 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Harris surname appeared 624,252 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 212 would have the surname Harris.

    51.4% or 320,866 total occurrences were White.
    42.3% or 264,620 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 17,479 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.2% or 14,108 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.6% or 4,182 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 2,934 total occurrences were Asian.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Harris' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4559

Anagrams for Harris »

  1. sirrah

  2. Sirrah

  3. arrish

  4. rarish

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harris in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Harris in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Harris in a Sentence

  1. Ted Kaufman:

    For months, the Biden-Harris transition has laid the groundwork for a Biden-Harris administration, and at the core of that work is an unrelenting commitment to diversity, as we continue working full-speed ahead to Inauguration, our diverse group of leaders and staff are reflective of America -- upholding President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris' belief that through diverse voices we can develop and implement a policy vision to tackle our nation's toughest challenges.

  2. Dick Durbin:

    I don't want to guess what( Harris is) thinking but that is a massive part of the American economy. There is a system in place for funding it, it would take a mighty transition to move from where we are to that.

  3. Rashida Tlaib:

    I just get teary-eyed thinking about Kamala Harris becoming vice presidentand being there at this historic moment, but I don’t feel comfortable. I hope the incoming President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris areprotected, and that it goes well. I know we will all be safely athome and able to experience it. But not in person.

  4. Ian Sams:

    Senator Harris fought hard on behalf of California homeowners, and she secured the largest settlement of any attorney general in America, it was a big risk to press the banks even further for a larger settlement, but she had the conviction to do it and the toughness to win that fight.

  5. Cooper Teboe:

    The folks here have known and have trusted Sen. Harris for so long that as soon as she was on the ticket, it was kind of' game on,' i've never received more phone calls in my career from people asking about the best places to give than when Sen. Harris was added to the ticket.

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