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How many times do people actually say Harry's name in all 8 movies?

I'll accept either

"Harry"

or

"Harry Potter"

since just "Potter" could count for Lily and James as well.

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    Arranging a HP marathon with friends and drink every time someone says ‘Harry’... I will give you the answer after 3 days of hangover. – atayenel Jan 4 '18 at 19:27
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    In the book series his name is mentioned loads (27 time in book 1, 87 time in book 2, 13 times in book 3, 80 times in book 4, 37 times in book 5, 34 times in book 6 and 44 times in book 7). – Valorum Jan 4 '18 at 19:34
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    Do Harry's many Hogwarts admission letters count? – Gaultheria Jan 4 '18 at 23:09
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    How is this too broad? – Valorum Jan 5 '18 at 14:31
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    I agree this is not too broad. There is one correct answer. – Skooba Jan 5 '18 at 14:36
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Assuming the subtitles haven't missed any instances, Harry Potter's full name occurs 134 times in total.

  • 17 times in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • 26 times in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • 6 times in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • 12 times in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • 6 times in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • 21 times in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • 19 times in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I
  • 27 times in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II

and

  • The word "Harry" appears a grand total of 695 times.

  • The word "Potter" appears a grand total of 265 times.


Purely for the record, his name occurs in the books quite a lot too;

  • 27 times in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
  • 87 time in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
  • 13 times in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • 80 times in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • 37 times in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • 34 times in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • 44 times in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

Also for the record, if your plan is to drink a shot of tequila each time his name is said, you'll be over the UK drink-driving limit within the first 30 minutes of the start of the first film and dead by the end of the second one.

  • Interesting that Harry appears more than Potter. I would not have guessed that. – Skooba Jan 5 '18 at 14:40
  • @Skooba - All of his friends call him Harry. – Valorum Jan 5 '18 at 14:41
  • Thank you for the informative answer! This was just what I was looking for. – Lou Jan 5 '18 at 21:22
  • I think perhaps in your ‘for the record’ bit you ought to clarify that you’re limiting book occurrences to the full name; otherwise the numbers for the books are of course far too low. In Prisoner of Azkaban, for example, the name Harry appears 2,122 times, excluding Hagrid’s ’Arry. (Puzzlingly, I count 15 instances of “Harry Potter” in the book, not 13; or 11 if you only count characters speaking the name.) – Janus Bahs Jacquet Sep 19 '18 at 23:08
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Every Harry Potter Movie but only the words "Harry" and "Potter":

This might help. I would however advise viewer discretion, can lead to feeling of intense peevedness if viewed continuously.

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    If you let it run long enough it becomes sort of meditative. – MissMonicaE Jan 4 '18 at 20:19
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    "Harry" no longer sounds like a name... – DqwertyC Jan 4 '18 at 20:22
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    @DqwertyC: Nor does "Potter". – Williham Totland Jan 4 '18 at 22:37
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    This looks like a link-only answer, except it's a video-only answer in which if the video is blocked/removed, then the answer is useless. Consider edit and improve the answer by really mentioning how many. – Andrew T. Jan 5 '18 at 8:24
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    Or better yet transcribe the video in the answer – user13267 Jan 5 '18 at 9:27

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