(m) The pet form of Henry, representing the
earlier (French) pronunciation of that name. Harry became popular
as an independent name in England and Wales at the end of the
nineteenth century, eventually going out of favour around 1930.
It seems to have come to Scotland much later, reaching a minor
peak of popularity in the 1950’s. It is now out of fashion.
The feminine form is Harriet (pet forms Hatty, Harty) which was
most used in Scotland in the nineteenth century.
To Scottish Christian Names