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

The name Archie is a boy's name of German origin meaning "truly brave". Archie and is often added to lists like British Boy Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Spelling Bee Name Game".

From the experts:

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 Sharma in "The Good Wife" in 2010, was born Archana.

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Famous People Named Archie

Archie Shepp, American jazz saxophonist
Archibald Campbell "Archie" MacLaren, English cricketer
Archie Goodwin, American comic book writer/artist
Archie Thompson, Australian footballer
Elisha Archibald "Archie" Manning III, American NFL football player; father of NFL players Peyton and Eli Manning
Archie Moore, American boxer
Archie Cruz (b. Arttu Kuosmanen), lead singer/guitarist in Finish rock band Santa Cruz
Archie Kao, American actor
Archie Clement, pro-Confederate guerrilla leader in the American Civil War
Archie O 'Hara, son of 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 David Lloyd Jackson, son of YouTubers Ash and James Jackson
Archie Payne (b. 2014), son of YouTuber Kate Murnane (DollyBowBow)
Archie Jay Lomas (b. 2009), late son of actors Jamie Lomas and Kym Marsh
Archie Bullard, son of footballer Jimmy Bullard
Archie Heaton (b. 2014), son of Charlie Heaton.

Pop Culture References for the name Archie

Archibald "Archie" Andrews, character in "Archie Comics" and TV's "Riverdale"
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" 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 video games
Archibald "Archie" Cullen, character in "Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined" by Stephenie Meyer
Nickname for Archer
Archie Johnson, character on TV's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Archy, Archey, Arch


NameLover 11 Says:


I think that archie stands on it's own. archer is too trendy and Archibald is too clunky and old mam.

Thepandaprincess223 Says:


I knew an Archie who's full name was archer, Archie is a cool name with a cool meaning and heritage behind it.

Madelyn Says:


I think Archer could work as a full name for an Archie.

aaronburrsir Says:


Super cute, but I couldn't use Archibald and there's nothing else I could think of as a full name.

TheColourGreen Says:


Me too! I'm not from Scotland though, but I have loved this name for years.

AriellaBar Says:


Archie from Monarch of the Glen made me love this name!

jan11th Says:


Love this because it reminds me of my childhood (Archie Comics) but I don't see myself ever using it.

lesliemarion Says:


Archie Goodwin, Nero Wolfe's nifty sidekick. Archie G. alone is enough to make me love this name (and Archibald too!).