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What does Haralda mean?

Haralda Pronunciation of Haralda [har-al-da] as a girls' name is of Old Norse origin, and the meaning of Haralda is "army ruler, commander". First coined in the 19th century due to the popularity of Harold.

Associated with: norse, army (warrior), ruler (queen), 19th century.


Haralda has 6 variants: Halley, Hallie, Hally, Harolda, Haroldene and Haroldina.

Creative forms:
(female) Haalda, Heralda, ..


Middle name pairings:
Haralda Guinevere (H.G.), ..

How popular is Haralda?

Haralda is an uncommon first name for women. Haralda is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Hallie (#566 from recent data), Harold and Halley are the prominent varying forms of Haralda (outside Top 2000). Adoption of these relations of Haralda was at its highest 2 decades ago (average #1144) and has become much diminished since. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Halley, Hallie, Harold in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Haralda and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arnalda, Barinda, Batilda, Canada, Caralea, Caralia, Caranda, Casilda, Darinda, Donalda, Emeralda, Esmaralda (see Esmeralda), Garda, Geralda, Gerarda, Giralda, Haameda, Hadassa, Hadlea, Hailea, Hala, Halea, Halma, Hamania, Hamida, Harela, Harlea, Harlee, Harley, Harlie, Harolyn, Harrela (see Harela), Harrella, Haylea, Hazal, Hermilda, Hilda, Himalda (see Imelda), Holda, Horacia, Horasha, Horatia, Hulda, Hylda, Imalda, Karida, Laronda, Lawanda, Mafalda, Maralinda, Maranda, Marelda, Marianda, Marilda, Marinda, Marrelda (see Marelda), Matelda, Matilda, Meralda, Myranda, Naiada (see Naida), Narda, Orelda, Romalda, Ronalda, Sarilda, Senalda, Serilda, Valda, Vallda, Walda, Wallda, Warda, Zarinda and Zoraida. These names tend to be more commonly used than Haralda.

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