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Boy Names Ending with -ld

Ld ending baby names and what they mean, with 54 results. -ld names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names reached the height of their popularity 86 years ago (USAGE OF 6.01%) and have become significantly less common since (USAGE 0.13%, DOWN 98%), with names like Reginald becoming somewhat outmoded. Armold (TOP 33%) and Archield (99%) are common -ld surnames.

-ld names

Archibald - Fitzgerald | Garfield - Sewald | Sheffield - Witold

Archibald - Fitzgerald

Archibald and variants

Archibald, var. Archimbald, Archibold
Stems fr. Old French, Old German words. "Genuine, bold, brave." Popular as last names, and Archibald (UPPER 3%), Archibold (81%), Archimbald are similar to common -ld surnames Armfield (UPPER 14%), Arnswald (96%).

Arnauld1, Arnald
Var. of Arnaud. Based on French, Italian languages. Variant of Arnold. Abnauld and Annauld are creative forms.

Arnold and variants

Arnold, var. Arnauld2
Derivative of Old French, Old German words. "Eagle ruler." Arnold exists often (UPPER 1%) as a surname.

Form of Baldwin. Stems fr. Old French, Old German languages. "Bold, brave friend." Bald, like the similar Bale, exists more often as a surname.

Var. of Bancroft. Based on Old English language. "Field of beans." Barnfield (TOP 29%), Barfield (2%) are popular surnames. See also Canfield.

Form of Bartholomew. Derivative of Aramaic language. "Son of Talmai (the farmer)." Unique. Barthold, similar to Berthold, ends with the masculine -old. See also Bertold.

Bernold, Bernhold, Bernhald, Bernald
Forms of Bernal. Source fr. Old German element. "Strength of a bear." Unusual as baby names, but Bernald, Bernhald, etc. are comparable to the more conventional Bernard.

Berthold, var. Bertold
Root fr. Old German. "Bright strength; renowned leader." Berthold and Bertold are rarely used first names, and Berthold appears frequently (UPPER 10%) as a last name.

Stems fr. Middle English element. "Field of reeds." Canfield is unconventional as a male name, occurring frequently (TOP 2%) as a last name.

Darold and variants

Darold, var. Derrold, Derald, Darrold
Origin fr. American language. Invented name that is a blend .. Darold and variants were popular 9 decades ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ld names: Archibald, Arnold, Darold, Derald, Donald

Top 2000 baby names ranking of -ld names: Ewald, Fitzgerald

Form of Dermot. Derived fr. Irish, Gaelic. "Free man." Not in Top 2000.


Based on Scottish, Gaelic. "Great chief; world mighty." A highly familiar birth name (#488 IN RECENT RANKINGS) which is also used somewhat frequently as a surname.

Var. of Dougal. Derivative of Celtic element. "Dark stranger." Dugald is uncommonly used as a men's name. See also Dugaid.

Everild, var. Everhild, Everald, Evald1
Derivative of Old English language. "Boar battle." Rare. Everild, Everhild, etc. are not listed in the US Demographics.

Ewald and variants

Ewald, var. Evald2
Stems fr. Old German, Old English languages. "Law-powerful." Ewald is commonplace as a children's name among these variant forms.

Origin fr. Old English element. "Fair-haired child." Outside Top 2000.

Derived fr. Old English language. "Mighty voyager." Rare as a boys' name, but Farold is comparable to the more common Harold. See also Garold.

Furnald, Fernald
Var. of Farnell. Derived fr. Old English language. "The fern hill." Not in popularity charts.

Form of Fielding. Origin fr. Old English language. "The field." Fields is a moderately popular boys' name.


Origin fr. Old French, Old German words. "Son of the spear-ruler." Fitzgerald is scarcely used as a masculine name, existing frequently (UPPER 1%) as a last name.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for -ld names for boys.

1. Archibald - Fitzgerald
Archibald [Archibold, Archimbald], Arnaud [Arnald, Arnauld], Arnold [Arnauld], Baldwin [Bald], Bancroft [Banfield], Bartholomew [Barthold], Bernal [Bernold, Bernald, Bernhold, Bernhald], Berthold [Bertold], Canfield, Darold [Derald, Derrold, Darrold], Dermot [Diarmuld], Donald, Dougal [Dugald], Everild [Evald, Everald, Everhild], Ewald [Evald], Fairchild, Farold, Farnell [Furnald, Fernald], Fielding [Field], Fitzgerald

Garfield, Gerald [Jerold, Jerald, Geryld, Jerrold, Girauld, Gerrold, ..], Griswold [Griswald], Harold [Harald, Herold, Garold, Garald, Herrold], Jerald [Jerold, Jerrold, Jerrald], Kettil [Keld, Kjeld], Leopold [Leupold], Macdonald [Mcdonald], Mansfield, Masefield, Maxfield, Mayfield, Oswald [Osvald], Odilo [Ottild], Reginald [Ronald, Reynold, Reinold, Reinald, Reinwald, Reinhold, ..], Reynard [Renauld], Reynold [Reynald, Renauld, Reginald], Roald, Ronald [Roneld, Ranald], Sewell [Sewald]

Sheffield, Sigwald [Siegwald], Stanfield [Stansfield], Suffield, Theobald [Tybald, Tibold, Tiebold, Dietbold, Dietbald], Thorald [Torald, Thorold], Thor [Thorvald], Wakefield, Wald, Warfield, Whitfield, Wilder [Wild], Winfield [Wynfield, Winnfield, Wynnsfield], Vito [Witold]

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