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Gender: M Meaning of Archie: "truly brave" Origin of Archie: Diminutive of Archibald, Teutonic

Forget Archie Bunker, forget Archie comics, and take a fresh look at this amiably retro nickname name. It's made a big comeback in the UK--where it's now in the Top 20-- and seems destined for stardom here too now that it's been chosen by funny couple Amy Poehler and Will Arnett for their newborn son--though they did put the full name Archibald on the birth certificate.

Archie can be a female nickname name too--Archie Panjabi, who won an Emmy for her role as Kalinda Sharm in "The Good Wife" in 2010, was born Archana.

Famous People Named Archie

Archie Shepp, American jazz saxophonist
Archie Goodwin, American comic book writer/artist
Archie Thompson, Australian footballer
Elisha Archibald "Archie" Manning III, American NFL player and father of Peyton and Eli Manning
Archie Moore, American boxer
Archie O 'Hara, son of English footballer Jamie O 'Hara
Archie Hindmarsh, son of Australian Rugby League player Nathan Hindmarsh
Archibald William Emerson "Archie" Arnett (b. 2008), son of actors Amy Poehler and Will Arnett
Archie Clement, pro-Confederate guerrilla leader in the American Civil War
Archie David Lloyd Jackson, son of YouTubers Ash and James Jackson
Archie Payne (b. 2014), son of YouTuber Kate Murnane (DollyBowBow)

Pop Culture References for the name Archie

Archie Bunker, main character in the television show "All in the Family"
Archie MacDonald, character on British TV's "Monarch of the Glen"
Archibald "Archie" Andrews, main character in Archie comics
Archibald "Archie" Campbell, character from Louisa May Alcott's "Rose in Bloom"
Archie Goodwin, detective assistant in Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels
Archie Moses, character in the movie "Bulletproof"
"Archie, Marry Me," song by Alvvays
Sir Archibald "Archie" Forbes, main character in G. A. Henty's, "In Freedom's Cause"
Archie Knox, Alec Baldwin's character in "Suburban Girl"
Archie, Team Aqua Leader in Pokemon Ruby, Sapphire, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire versions
Archibald "Archie" Cullen, a character from the novel "Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined" by Stephenie Meyer

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