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Harold Meaning


What does Harold mean?

The name Harold is of Scandinavian origin.

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

Harold is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Ha-rold.

The Given Name Harold

Harold is quite a sophisticated name and a welcome find.

An auspicious name, it is one that will be admired.

A simple name that will enchant parents.

Harold falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Harold 'Bud' Foster, and Harold 'Bullet Joe' Simpson.

Harold Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 797 in baby name popularity for boys with 281 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 799 in baby name popularity for boys with 285 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

Want to see how Harold sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Harold Name Popularity Page.

Harold Related Names

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

Famous Harolds

  • Harold ~ Saint
  • Harold 'Bud' Foster ~ Basketball Player
  • Harold 'Bullet Joe' Simpson ~ Ice Hockey Player
  • Harold 'Pee Wee' Reese ~ Baseball Player
  • Harold E. Varmus ~ Nobel Prize for Medicine 1989
  • Harold Holt ~ Australian Prime Minister (1966-1967)
  • Harold I Harefoot ~ English King (1035-1040)
  • Harold II ~ English King (1066)
  • Harold Lloyd ~ Actor
  • Harold Macmillan ~ British Prime Minister (1957-1963)
  • Harold Pinter ~ Nobel Prize for Literature 2005
  • Harold Ramis ~ Actor
  • Harold Russell ~ Actor
  • Harold Urey ~ Nobel Prize for Chemistry 1934
  • Harold Wilson ~ British Prime Minister (1964-1970; 1974-1976)

Harold Numerology

What will your new littleHarold be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Harold 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.