Top 100 baby names number 67
I thought it would be fun to look at the top 100 boys and girls names from last year. I am doing a series on these with their meanings. Enjoy!
Today we have numbers 67 - Harriet and Jayden.
Harriet is the English version of the French name Henriette, which is, of course, the feminine version of Henri. So Harriet is to Henriette, what Harry is to Henry or Henri. But what do they all mean? Henri is derived from the Germanic Heimiric. Heimiric is composed of elements heim, or 'home' and ric, meaning 'power, ruler'.
If you feel like your little Harriet is ruling your home, you're probably not alone.
This name first appeared in the USA in the 1990s and appears to be an amalgamation of Jason and the then popular 'aden' names: Braden, Hayden and Aidan. Some sources say it's a variant of Jadon, an Old Testament Hebrew name, meaning either 'thankful' or 'he will judge'.