Gender: Male Meaning of Harold: "army ruler" Origin of Harold: Scandinavian Harold's Popularity in 2019: #816

Harold Origin and Meaning

The name Harold is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "army ruler".

The name of the last Anglo-Saxon king of England before the Norman conquest, and a name that's long been associated with a pipe-smoking, bespectacled grandpa or uncle.

After years in style limbo, Harold is slowly making a comeback, possibly boosted by cheerful nicknames like Harry and Hal. Filmmaking couple Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach have a son named Harold.

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Rank in US: #816

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Pop Culture References for the name Harold

Harry, Herryck, Harrold, Herold, Herrold, Hal, Herrick, Harrald

Harold's International Variations

Haral, Harald (Scandinavian) Hieronim, Heronim (Polish) Araldo, Arrigo, Aroldo (Italian) Haraldas (Lithuanian) Harailt, Arailt (Scottish) Halward (German) Herahd, Garold, Kharald, Garald (Russian) Haralds (Latvian)


harold Says:


hate hate hate this so unfair like really guys this sh or something
should be like top tens

harold Says:


this sucks man Why is Harold so unpopular this should be the most popular name of all like honestly I don't recommend this website because its rigged

beachbear Says:


Always the creepy scarecrow from "Scary Stories"...

ladimon Says:


"Harold they're lesbians"

od free Says:


Best name i never wanted

lesliemarion Says:


Harold and his Purple Crayon is a great role model! :) I too think it's going to come back. As Toronto points out, the nicknames are fabulous and many. Halifax could be a version of nickname Hal too.

Toronto87 Says:


I think this name is going to come back in the next 5 years. It's strong sounding with great nickname potential (Hal, Hank, Harry, Harley). I'm considering it for a potential son as it's a family name.

lesliemarion Says:


Ah, but then there's Harold and the Purple Crayon. I agree that Hal is a lovely nickname and Harry and Halifax are fun too.