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Harold Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Harold is of Scandinavian origin.

The meaning of Harold is "army ruler, army leader".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 828 in baby name popularity for boys with 270 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Harold Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Harold has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Harold to other names.


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Related Names

The names Aroldo, Harald, Haraldur are all forms of Harold.

Other Tidbits

Harold falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Harold Pinter, Harold Robbins, Harold Nicholas.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Harold in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Harold.

Just for fun, see the name Harold in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Harold in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Last year this name was ranked as one of the top 1000 most popular names within its gender.

Keep in mind how popular a name is. Your child may feel that they fit in more with a more popular name. On the other hand, they may feel more special if their name is less popular and more uniquely their own. As you see it can go both ways, so just keep this point in mind as you examine the different possibilities.

Please refer to our Naming Tips page for more items to keep in mind when determining your baby's name.