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 is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#3453 out of 88799, Top 4%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Archibald for boys. Archibald reached its highest rank of #340 in the U.S. in 1880-1889. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Archibald and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Archer (#303), Archie, Archibald and Arch. (2014 statistics).