Harry (name)

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Gender Male
Word/name Medieval English form of Henry (name)
Other names
Related names Henry, Harold, Harris, Harrison, Harriet, Harriete, Haris (Greek), Charis (Greek), Harilaos (Greek), Charilaos (Greek), Häräy, Gäräy (Tatar), Haruomi (Japanese), Hari (Hindi), Harri (Finnish/Afrikaans), Theoharry, Theoharis (Greek), Theocharis (Greek)

Harry is a male given name, the Middle English form of Henry.[1] It is also a diminutive form of Harold or Harrison.[2]

Harry may refer to:


Fictional characters

  • Harry Hart (character) in Kingsman series played by Colin Firth
  • Harry Potter, the title character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series
  • Sheriff Harry S. Truman, a character in the American television series Twin Peaks
  • Harry Callahan, Clint Eastwood's character in the Dirty Harry film series
  • Harry Callahan, a minor character in Diane Duane's Young Wizards series
  • Harry, an antagonist in the Home Alone series
  • Harry Solomon, a character on the sitcom 3rd Rock from the Sun
  • Harry Fisher, a former character in the BBC drama Waterloo Road
  • Harry Coleman, a character in the 2003 film Freaky Friday
  • Harry Bailey, George Bailey's younger brother in the movie It's A Wonderful Life
  • Harry Haller, the protagonist in Hermann Hesse's Steppenwolf
  • Sir Harry Pearce, a character in the BBC spy drama Spooks
  • Sir Harry Paget Flashman, main and eponymous character in the "Flashman" series by George MacDonald Fraser
  • Harry Mason, protagonist in the 1999 survival horror video game Silent Hill.
  • Harry Sullivan, a companion to Tom Baker's Doctor in the British television series Doctor Who
  • Harry Dresden, the title character Jim Butcher's urban fantasy series, The Dresden Files and in The Dresden Files (TV series).
  • Harry the Hobo, a character played by Bilal Shahid in the British web series Corner Shop Show.
  • Harry the Horse, a character in the Broadway Musical Guys and Dolls.
  • Harry Hewitt, a character from Coronation Street


  1. ^ "Harry". Behind the Name. 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-15.
  2. ^ Hockings, Paul; Pilot-Raichoor, Christiane (1992), Werner Winter and Richard A. Rhodes, ed., A Badaga-English Dictionary, Trends in Linguistics: Documentation, 8, Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter, p. 47, ISBN 978-3-11-012677-8, OCLC 25963917, retrieved 13 Dec 2011
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