Diminutive of Archibald, Teutonic
"truly brave"

Archie Origin and Meaning

The name Archie is a boy's name of German origin meaning "truly brave".

Archie made global news as the surprise first name of the newborn royal baby, son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex aka Harry and Meghan. Archie has now officially transcended Archie Bunker and Riverdale's Archie to take the, um, throne as the quintessential retro nickname name.

Though Archie dropped from the Top 1000 in the US in the late 80s because of Archie Bunker's negative image, it's been in the British Top 100 since the beginning of this century. Thanks to its new royal status, we expect Archie to rise again in the US too.

Funny couple Amy Poehler and Will Arnett for their 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 Sharma in "The Good Wife" in 2010, was born Archana.

# 347 in the US

Archie Rank in US Top 1000

# 111 on Nameberry

Archie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Archie Popularity

Famous People Named Archie

  • Archie SheppAmerican jazz saxophonist
  • Archibald Campbell "Archie" MacLarenEnglish cricketer
  • Archie GoodwinAmerican comic book writer/artist
  • Archie ThompsonAustralian footballer
  • Elisha Archibald "Archie" Manning IIIAmerican NFL football player; father of NFL players Peyton and Eli Manning
  • Archie MooreAmerican boxer
  • Archie Cruz (b. Arttu Kuosmanen)lead singer/guitarist in Finish rock band Santa Cruz
  • Archie KaoAmerican actor
  • Archie James Bealealso known as Archie Renaux, English actor
  • Archie Clementpro,Confederate guerrilla leader in the American Civil War
  • Archie O'Harason of footballer Jamie O'Hara
  • Archie Hindmarshson of Australian Rugby League player Nathan Hindmarsh
  • Archibald William Emerson "Archie" Arnett (b. 2008)son of actors Amy Poehler and Will Arnett
  • Archie David Lloyd Jacksonson of YouTubers Ash and James Jackson
  • Archie Jay Lomas (b. 2009)late son of actors Jamie Lomas and Kym Marsh
  • Archie Bullardson of footballer Jimmy Bullard
  • Archie Heaton (b. 2014)son of Charlie Heaton
  • Archie Payne (b. 2014)son of YouTuber Kate Murnane (DollyBowBow)
  • Archie Wersching Full (b. 2018)son of actors Annie Wersching and Stephen Full
  • Archie Harrison MountbattenWindsor (b. 2019), son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Archie in Pop Culture

  • Archibald "Archie" Andrewscharacter in "Archie Comics" and TV's "Riverdale"
  • Archie Bunkermain character in the TV show "All in the Family"
  • Archie MacDonaldcharacter on British TV's "Monarch of the Glen"
  • Archibald "Archie" Campbellcharacter from Louisa May Alcott's "Rose in Bloom"
  • Archie Goodwindetective assistant in Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe novels
  • Archie Mosescharacter in the movie "Bulletproof"
  • "ArchieMarry Me," song by Alvvays
  • Archibald "Archie" Forbesmain character in G. A. Henty's, "In Freedom's Cause"
  • Archie KnoxAlec Baldwin's character in "Suburban Girl"
  • ArchieTeam Aqua Leader in Pokemon video games
  • Archibald "Archie" Cullencharacter in "Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined" by Stephenie Meyer
  • Archie Johnsoncharacter on TV's "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation"
  • Nickname for Archer
  • Archie Costelloan antagonist in Robert Cormier's YA classic "The Chocolate War"

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