Harriet is a baby girl name of German origin. Derived from the Old German name Henriette and the baby boy name Harry, Harriet means “home ruler.” This baby name has flourished across the United States thanks to former American abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Though Harriet was born into slavery, her circumstances didn’t stop her from helping people and creating safe houses across the country. The name Harriet also symbolizes strength, leadership, and authority. With the name Harriet, baby can be inspired by great power and influence in their everyday lives.
Famous People Named Harriet
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- Harriet Beecher StoweAuthor
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