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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. Commented Jan 4, 2018 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
    Commented Jan 4, 2018 at 19:34
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    Do Harry's many Hogwarts admission letters count?
    – Gaultheria
    Commented Jan 4, 2018 at 23:09
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    How is this too broad?
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 5, 2018 at 14:31
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    I agree this is not too broad. There is one correct answer.
    – Skooba
    Commented Jan 5, 2018 at 14:36

2 Answers 2

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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.

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  • Interesting that Harry appears more than Potter. I would not have guessed that.
    – Skooba
    Commented Jan 5, 2018 at 14:40
  • @Skooba - All of his friends call him Harry.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jan 5, 2018 at 14:41
  • Thank you for the informative answer! This was just what I was looking for.
    – Lou
    Commented Jan 5, 2018 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.) Commented Sep 19, 2018 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. Commented Jan 4, 2018 at 20:19
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    "Harry" no longer sounds like a name...
    – DqwertyC
    Commented Jan 4, 2018 at 20:22
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    @DqwertyC: Nor does "Potter". Commented Jan 4, 2018 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.
    Commented Jan 5, 2018 at 8:24
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    Or better yet transcribe the video in the answer
    – user13267
    Commented Jan 5, 2018 at 9:27

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