Harriet

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Anglicized form of French Henriette, feminine form of Henri ( Henry), popular in England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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Proper noun[edit]

Harriet (plural Harriets)

  1. A female given name.
    • 1833 Leigh Hunt, A Year of Honey-Moons, Court magazine and monthly, E. Bull 1833, page 33:
      Harriet, by the way, is a very sprightly name. It is the female of Harry, and is identified in my imagination with I know not what of the power of being lively and saucy, without committing the sweetness of womanhood.
    • 1995 Elizabeth Wurtzel: Prozac Nation: Young and Depressed in America, Riverhead Books, 1995, ISBN 1573225126, page 14
      I found myself wanting to explain it to her, this middle-aged woman with the kind of haircut you call a hairdo, which needed to be set in rollers every night, who had a name like Agnes or Harriet, a name that even predated my mother's generation.

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Harriet

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Harriet

  1. A female given name borrowed from English.