Boy name origins & meanings
- Old German : Commander
- Old English : Army ruler
- German : Ruler of the household
- German : House ruler
Boy name variations
Family name origins & meanings
- English (mainly South Wales and southwestern England) : from the medieval personal name Harry, which was the usual vernacular form of Henry, with assimilation of the consonantal cluster and regular Middle English change of -er- to-ar-.
- French : from the Germanic personal nameHariric, composed of the elements hari, heri‘army’ + rīc ‘power(ful)’.