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Archibald meaning and name origin

Archibald \a-rchiba-ld, ar-chi-bald\ as a boy's name is of Old French and Old German origin, and the meaning of Archibald is "genuine, bold, brave". Brought to Britain with the Norman Conquest, and popular largely in Scotland, where it is used as the English version of Gaelic Gilleasbaig. Poet Archibald MacLeish. Archie, Archy and Baldie are pet forms.

Archibald has 13 variant forms: Arch, Archaimbaud, Archambault, Archer, Archibaldo, Archibold, Archie, Archimbald, Archimbaldo, Archy, Arquibaldo, Arquimbaldo and Baldie.

Baby names that sound like Archibald are Archibold and Archibaldo.

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Popularity of Archibald

Archibald is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3453 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).

Displayed below are the baby name popularity trends of the name Archibald compared with its variant forms and related boy baby names. (2012 statistics). View the popularity trend for Archibald only.

Popularity of name Archibald
Popularity of Archibald

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