The name Arnold is a boy's name of English origin meaning "ruler, strong as an eagle". Arnold and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".
From the experts:
Strange as it may now seem, the venerable St. Arnold was a Greek by birth, a musician who became a member of the court of Charlemagne. The name is said to have been introduced into Britain by the Normans in the form Arnaud.
Despite such reputable namesakes as composer Arnold Schoenberg, novelist Arnold Bennett and historian Arnold Toynbee, not to mention the former Governator, Arnold's image has been diminished by some nerdy fictional characters, though he is still a genuine classic who might come back along with Arthur and Albert.
Lists containing Arnold
- Names with Animal Meanings
- Names That Mean Ruler or Royal
- Names That Mean Strong, Brave or Powerful
- Bird Baby Names
- Names That Mean Strong
- Coolated Boys' Names
- Strong Boy Names That Mean Power
- Names No Boy May Be Cool Enough For
- Boy Names That Mean Powerful
- 6 Letter Boy Names
- UK Baby Names
- English Names
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