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Meaning and name origin

Arch \a-rch, ar-ch\ as a boy's name is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Arch is "genuine, bold, brave". Arch is a variant of Archibald (Old French, Old German): brought to Britain with the Norman Conquest, and popular largely in Scotland, where it is used as the English version of Gaelic Gilleasbaig. Somewhat scarce as a name for boys.


Popularity

Arch is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#20407 out of 88799, Top 23%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Arch for boys. Arch reached its highest rank of #265 in the U.S. in 1880-1889 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arch name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arch outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Arch and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Archibald and Arch. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Arch, Archibald in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Archie, Archy, Arek, Ares, Aric, Arick, Arik and Aris. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arch.

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