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Harry: One of The Most Popular Names of the Last Decade

In conjunction with our Games with Names range, today we're taking a quick look at the name Harry.

1. "Harry" is a diminutive form of the name "Henry."
2. The name "Harry" was first used as a given name in England during the medieval period.
3. "Harry" is also a diminutive form of the name "Harold."
4. The name "Harry" became popular in the English-speaking world after it was used as a nickname for Prince Henry (later King Henry VIII) by his friends and family.
5. The popularity of the name "Harry" in English-speaking countries peaked during the first half of the 20th century.
6. Since 2000, the popularity of the name "Harry" has increased dramatically in many English-speaking countries, particularly in the United Kingdom and Australia.
7. In 2013, "Harry" was the second most popular boys' name in England and Wales.
8. In 2014, "Harry" was the third most popular boys' name in Australia.
9. In 2015, "Harry" was the fourth most popular boys' name in Canada.
10. Several famous people have been named "Harry," including Harry Houdini, Harry Truman, and Harry Potter (a fictional character).

There you have it! Ten fun facts about the name Harry and you'll find a whole deck load of them in our unique Harry game. Check it out here!