The diminutive of the name Harriet is Hattie, which is also a derivative of the French name Henriette. Hattie means “little mistress” or “ruler” of the home. Of course, all of these names came from the male form of the name “Henry,” which means “powerful ruler of the home.”
Originating from the male form of the name “George,” Georgia also refers to both the European country and the U.S. state. The name George comes from the Greek name Georgios, meaning “earthworker” or “farmer” and became well known from St. George and the Georgians.