What does Archibald mean?
Archibald /ar-chi-bald/ as a boys' 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.
Affiliated boy name: Gillespie.Kreatif forms: Archibaldau, Auarchibald, Auchibald. [more]
How popular is Archibald?
Archibald is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4214 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Archibald for boys. Archibald reached its peak position of #340 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of the boy name Archibald and related names. Arch, Archer (#303 via latest list) and Archie are the prominent varying forms of Archibald. These relations of Archibald were at the peak of their popularity about 13 decades ago (usage of 0.632%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.174%, ▼72.4%), with the forms Arch, Archibald and Archie becoming less trendy. Archer is the most fashionable boy name here, with this name enjoying a rekindling in popularity.
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Recommended similar baby names are Achiav, Achidan, Achill, Achille, Achiram, Achmad, Anibal▼, Anibale, Archard, Archelaus, Archerd and Arnald. These names tend to be more frequently used than Archibald.