Harry is a diminutive and the Middle English form of Henry and sometimes used as a diminutive form of Harold. It is of Germanic origin and comes from the following roots: (HEIMIRICH) and (HEREWEALD). 1) Prince Harry (Prince Henry of Wales; born September 15, 1984), known as Captain Harry Wales in his military role, is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. 2) Harry Potter is a series of seven fantasy novels written by the British author J. K. Rowling. The series, named after the titular character, chronicles the adventures of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, all of whom are students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.