Gender: Masculine
Origin: Arabic
Meaning: “guard.”

The name comes directly from the Arabic word for guard.

As of 2010, Haris was the 32nd most popular male name in Bosnia & Herzegovina.

The name could also be a Greek feminine diminutive of Hariklia as in the case of Greek singer, Haris Alexiou (b.1950).

It is borne by former President of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Haris Silajdžić (b.1945).