Gender: Male Meaning of Archie: "truly brave" Origin of Archie: Diminutive of Archibald, Teutonic Archie's Popularity in 2019: #672

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.

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Rank in US: #672

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Pop Culture References for the name Archie

Archy, Archey, Arch


JOAsnames Says:


Now that Archie Mountbatten-Windsor is born it’s very unattractive as a name. Meghans personality gives it a bad, almost chavvy vibe.

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!).