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Quick Facts on Harmony

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English, Greek
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 201
Simple meaning:
Agreement, concord, balance

Characteristics of Harmony

  • Dependable
  • Solid
  • Practical
  • Hard-working
  • Industrious
  • Studious
  • Conservative

Etymology & Historical Origin - Harmony

The name Harmony is derived from an English vocabulary word that ultimately came from the Greek “harmonia”. In Greek mythology Harmonia was the goddess of brotherhood, sisterhood, happy marriages and harmony. She was the product of an adulterous affair between Ares (god of war) and his lover Aphrodite (goddess of love). As the child of this juxtaposed union of gods, Harmonia was given the unique power to end conflicts and bring people together harmoniously. Ironically, Harmonia’s own life wasn’t exactly melodious. Aphrodite’s jealous husband Hephestus (god of volcanoes) was not keen on his wife’s illegitimate daughter and gave Harmonia a cursed necklace on her wedding day; unfortunately this necklace doomed her and her descendents to endless misery. The necklace did indeed cause Harmonia strife until she and her husband were eventually turned into dragons and sent to the Island of the Blessed to live in peace and harmony for eternity. So Harmony's story does have a happy ending. Harmony is also the musical term signifying when a combination of notes and tunes are sung/played at the same time, providing richness to the melody. The female given name Harmony has been in occasionally use among English-speakers since the 19th century.

Popularity of the Name Harmony

The name Harmony did not show up on the U.S. popularity charts until 1975, so if it was used prior to this date, it was so rare that it didn’t make the charts (meaning less than 0.01% of parents bestowed this name on their daughters). After 1975, the name sort of languished on the charts for about 25 years until it started to show some promise in 1999. From that point on, Harmony has basically been on the rise. It’s high point of popularity is being experienced right now at position #224 on the charts (2011). Usage is still quite moderate, but we can see the name is being more widely embraced. Harmony (like her sisters Melody and Cadence) is a musically inspired name. But she also has roots in Greek mythology adding interest and depth to her name. Harmony will add another layer of richness to your family’s song.
Popularity of the Girl Name Harmony
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Harmony

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Harmony

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Harmony

    Harmony We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Harmony.

  • Popular Songs on Harmony

    Popular Songs on Harmony

    Endless Harmony - a song by the Beach Boys

    Harmony - a song by Barry Manilow

    Harmony - a song by Elton John

    Hear Me in the Harmony - a song by Harry Connick, Jr.

    Honor and Harmony - a song by G. Love & Special Sauce

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Harmony

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Harmony

    Harmony's Hullabaloo at the Zoo (Ken Gire) - A story about dealing with fears featuring the Psalty family of characters created by Ernie and Debby Rettino (Kids' praise! adventure series). Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Harmony's Journey (Felicity Brown) - An evil maestro is set on becoming the most powerful musician in North of North. He wants to steal music from all the land. Can a young girl and a musical foal named Harmony stop his wicked plan? Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Harmony: A Treasury of Chinese Wisdom for Children and Parents (Sarah Conover) - Harmony: A Treasury of Chinese Wisdom for Children and Parents is a collection of traditional stories from one of the world's oldest civilizations. For over two thousand years, the Chinese have used brief sayings known as chengyu to sum up practical wisdom and ethical principles. Most chengyu are associated with a story that illustrates their meaning, and these stories have been passed down by word of mouth over the centuries. Gathered in this volume are twenty-four of the most popular chengyu and the stories based on them, each beautifully illustrated by one of China's foremost artists, Ji Ruoxiao. For readers curious about the cultural context of the tales, the book includes a brief overview of Chinese religious traditions as well as background notes on each story, a map, and chronology. Simple, often humorous, and always wise, these tales will delight readers of all ages, making Harmony a book to cherish. Recommended for ages young adult.

    Peter Rabbit Little Book of Harmony (Beatrix Potter) - The classic tale of Beatrix Potter provides a guide on the niceties of social behavior with sage advice on succeeding in all relationships, and on everyday etiquette with handy tips for dealing with every occasion. Polish your table manners and brush up on common courtesies. Recommended for ages 7-10.

    Together Forever in Harmony (Keith Frazier) - What if the world was dark and the sun never existed--how would you feel? With closed eyes, I can see the world. Ever wondered what life would be like without a family? I did. Life, love, and courage. A parent's love is a natural cure for many things. This is true for a young boy, whose parents taught him to imagine the possible in this heroic story, Together Forever in Harmony. See the great wonders of my world through my eyes. See my life how I see it. Feel how I feel it. Life is a big beast--it can also be a zoo. But, what I love most of all is.... New author Keith Frazier uses an array of dynamics and rhythmic rhymes in Together Forever in Harmony, a wonderful book for both adults and children to see, hear, feel, smell and taste. Recommended for ages 4-8.

  • Famous People Named Harmony

    Famous People Named Harmony

    Famous People Named Harmony - Harmony Korine (director/screenwriter); Harmony Rose (adult actress); Harmony Hammond (artist)

  • Children of Famous People Named Harmony

    Children of Famous People Named Harmony

    Famous People Who Named Their Child Harmony - Susan Saint James (actress)

  • Historic Figures

    Harmony - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Harmony - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Harmony.

Personality of the Girl Name Harmony

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Variations of the Baby Name - Harmony

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