The name Harold is a boy's name of Scandinavian origin meaning "army ruler". Harold is ranked #799 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Old Man Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Sibsets You Know".
From the experts:
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.