The name Archie is a boy's name of German origin meaning "truly brave". Archie is ranked #992 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Vintage Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".
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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.
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