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Quick Facts on Hattie

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • English
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 570
Simple meaning:
Little mistress; Little ruler of the home

Characteristics of Hattie

  • Multi-talented
  • Intuitive
  • Oneness
  • Idealistic
  • Philanthropy
  • Independent
  • Perfection

Etymology & Historical Origin - Hattie

Hattie is a diminutive of Harriet. Harriet is the English form of the French Henriette which was coined in the 17th century as a feminine diminutive of the French Henri (English: Henry, Harry). The name Henry comes from the Germanic words “haim” meaning “home” and “rīc” meaning “ruler, power". Hence, the meaning of the name Henry (and thus Harriet) is Powerful Ruler of the Home, or Mistress of the Home. As a diminutive form, then Hattie would mean “little mistress of the home” or “little ruler of the home”. Harry and Henry were developed in England as the English form of the French Henri. In medieval England Harry was the most common form, but by the 1600s Henry became the standard and Harry is now thought of as a pet form. Having been a name borne by eight kings of England we can see how Henry became a common name that begged to be feminized. Harriet really developed more from Harry than from Henry but all the names essentially come from the same place and mean the same thing. It wasn’t until the 18th century that Harriet came into widespread usage in England and then eventually spilled over to other English-speaking nations. Hattie developed as a nickname and diminutive pet form of Harriet, eventually replacing her big sister’s popularity as a given name by the late 19th century (particularly in the United States). Hattie is an old-fashioned name and one which is hardly ever used anymore.

Popularity of the Name Hattie

Hattie can definitely be categorized as a turn-of-the-century favorite having been so popular in the early 1900s. And while Hattie is loaded with the same antique charm we find in names like Emma, Pearl, Hazel, Lillie and Ruby; she hasn’t seen the same resurfacing on the charts as these other old ladies have. That might all change, though, since well-liked celebrity Tori Spelling named her third child and second daughter Hattie Margaret McDermott in October of 2011. American parents heard about her choice and are taking a second look. Hattie was enormously popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s but lost her luster by mid-century and finally disappeared from the Top 1000 list in 1969. Accumulating dust for the past 40+ years, Hattie may be getting ready for prime time now. Thanks to Tori Spelling, Americans have been reintroduced to this simple charmer. Unfortunately, given her celebrity and influence, we fear this one might be a runaway success. Still residing near the bottom of the charts in 2011, Hattie has yet to show us what she’s made of. If you do opt for Hattie as your own baby girl’s given name, then you might as well step aside. This “little mistress of the home” will most likely be running the show from now on. Impish, old-fashioned, tom-boyish, and downright daring – what’s not to love about a name like Hattie?
Popularity of the Girl Name Hattie
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Hattie

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Hattie

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Hattie

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

  • Popular Songs on Hattie

    Popular Songs on Hattie

    The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll - a song by Bob Dylan

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Hattie

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Hattie

    Finding Hattie (Sally Warner) - First Hattie's father and mother die, and then she loses her adored little brother. So she is shipped off to an exclusive boarding school with her cousin, Sophie. Sophie has wealth, beauty, friends, and most of all, confidence--things Hattie has never had. Hattie is terrified. What if the other girls don't accept her? What if fickle Sophie turns on her? Then like a whirlwind, Fannie Macintosh shows up at Miss Bulkey's Seminary for Young Ladies. She's from the Wild West and does everything wrong--she wears the wrong clothes, says the wrong things, and laughs at the wrong jokes. But there's something about Fannie that Hattie likes--something genuine and fresh. Maybe even something admirable. Based on the journal kept by Sally Warner's great-grandmother, Finding Hattie is a warm and moving story about a lonely, intelligent girl who loses her way and finds it again. Recommended for ages 10-14.

    Good Night, Hattie, My Dearie, My Dove (Alice Schertle) - Tonight a parade marched through Hattie's house. There was Lumpy, who had been white when he was new. There was Dinah, who needed a little help standing up. There was Tom, who used to sing "Yankee Doodle" until something inside him went snap! So goes Hattie's bedtime parade, counting up to ten of her closest stuffed-animal friends and letting us know what makes each one special. But after the parade is over and Mommy and Daddy put the toys away, Hattie has ten very special reasons why her friends should be tucked into bed with her. Alice Schertle's sweetly humorous text is beautifully paired with Ted Rand's warm illustrations in this endearing bedtime counting book. Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Hattie (Jamie Williams) - What do you get when you add outrageous Hattie to quiet Lily’s life? Best friends and a funny story! Find out how this unlikely pair helps a shy boy talk about his feelings. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    Hattie and the Fox (Mem Fox) - I can see a nose and two eyes in the bushes!" cries Hattie. But nobody is listening. "I can see a nose, two eyes, two ears, two legs, and a body in the bushes!" cries Hattie. But no one is paying a bit of attention. Not goose. Not pig. Not horse. Not cow. She tries again and again to warn her friends of danger, but nobody listens to Hattie. That is, until they all realize that what Hattie is saying is true! Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Hattie and the Wild Waves: A Story From Brooklyn (Barbara Cooney) - Young Hattie dreams of becoming an artist as she spends her childhood split between a New York mansion, a summer home on Rockaway beach, a Long Island estate, and a Brooklyn hotel. Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Hattie Big Sky (Kirby Larson) - Alone in the world, teen-aged Hattie is driven to prove up on her uncle's homesteading claim. For years, sixteen-year-old Hattie's been shuttled between relatives. Tired of being Hattie Here-and-There, she courageously leaves Iowa to prove up on her late uncle's homestead claim near Vida, Montana. With a stubborn stick-to-itiveness, Hattie faces frost, drought and blizzards. Despite many hardships, Hattie forges ahead, sharing her adventures with her friends--especially Charlie, fighting in France--through letters and articles for her hometown paper. Her backbreaking quest for a home is lightened by her neighbors, the Muellers. But she feels threatened by pressure to be a "Loyal" American, forbidding friendships with folks of German descent. Despite everything, Hattie's determined to stay until a tragedy causes her to discover the true meaning of home. More titles available in this series. Recommended for ages 9-12.

    Hattie Hippo (Christine Loomis) - Meet Hattie, an adorable little hippo who loves to dance, swim, play hide-and-seek, and host tea parties for her friends! Acclaimed author Christine Loomis and award-winning illustrator Robert Neubecker have teamed up to create Hattie Hippo, a character whose cuteness is truly captivating! Four funny stories showcase Hattie at her best--just being Hattie. A perfect read-aloud for loads of fun. "Hattie Hippo pirouettes on teensy, tiny toes. In dazzling, pearly, perfect teeth she holds a pale pink rose. She whirls, she twirls, she leaps on high. Two rhinos, waiting, smile. Oops! Teeny prima ballerina misses by a mile!" Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Hattie the Bad (Jane Devlin) - Hattie was bad - from frogs in the fridge, to paint everywhere, to the occasional sale of her little brother at the yard sale. Yes, Hattie was SO bad, no one was allowed to play with her. And let's face it: Being bad by yourself is no fun. So Hattie decides to become good. Hattie the Good cleans her room, goes to bed early, and is an angel at school. Now everyone is allowed to play with her - but no one wants to. After all, what fun is a girl SO good that she makes everyone else look bad? Hattie is in a fix. What's a good, bad little girl to do? From the talent behind Bridget Fidget and the Most Perfect Pet! comes a hilarious, lovable little imp, who - like most kids - is both bad and good. Who can't relate? Recommended for ages 3-6.

    Hattie's Hats (Gordon Crane) - Hattie Long had no idea when she started collecting hats that she would open up a world of adventure. Join Hattie on this magical journey, as she takes you along for the ride of a lifetime. Recommended for ages 4-8.

    How Hattie Hated Kindness (Margot Sunderland) - From the “Helping Children with Feelings” series. This book is designed to help kids deal with negative emotions and behaviors. Great for foster children or children who have experienced difficult home and family experiences. Written therapeutically, “How Hattie Hated Kindness” does not label or shame negative emotions but rather serves to understand them and validate them for the child. Recommended for ages 5-8.

  • Famous People Named Hattie

    Famous People Named Hattie

    Famous People Named Hattie - Hattie McDaniel (actress, first black performer to win an Academy Award); Hilo Hattie (Hawaiian singer/hula dancer); Hattie Caraway (first female U.S. Senator); Hattie Carnegie (fashion designer); Hattie Gossett (African-American feminist writer); Hattie Hayridge (British actress/comedienne)

  • Children of Famous People Named Hattie

    Children of Famous People Named Hattie

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Hattie - Tori Spelling (actress/author); Dean McDermott (actor); Harriet Beecher Stowe (abolitionist/author)

Personality of the Girl Name Hattie

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Variations of the Baby Name - Hattie

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