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What does Archie mean?

Archie Pronunciation of Archie [archie] as a boys' name is pronounced AR-chee. It is of English and Old German origin, and the meaning of Archie is "genuine, bold, brave". Nickname of Archibald.


3 different relations via Archibald: Arch, Archer and Archy.

Creative forms:
(male) Archak, Archan, ..

(female) Archee, Archne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Archie Kellan (A.K.), ..

How popular is Archie?

Archie is a very popular first name for males (#362 out of 1220, Top 30%) and also a very popular last name for both adults and children (#4969 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Archie reached its top rank of #87 in the U.S. in the 1880s, and is currently at #1238. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Archie name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Arch, Archer (#289 via latest list) and Archibald are the popular variation forms of Archie (#1238 via latest list). These forms of Archie were popular in the 1880s (average #371) and have become much less conventional since (#1381, 68.2%), with versions such as Archie becoming less trendy. Archie is more ubiquitous than the rest, though Archer is currently higher in the list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Archie, Arch, Archer, Archibald in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Archie, Archer outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Abbie, Abie, Abrahim, Ace, Acee, Achav, Achill, Achille, Achim, Achmed, Acie, Acklie, Addie, Akhim, Albie, Alvie, Ancher, Anchor, Angie, Anslie, Aramis, Arcadio, Arcelio, Arcenio, Ardie, Arese, Argyle, Ari, Aric, Arie, Ariel, Arien, Aries, Ariese, Arik, Arin, Aris, Arlie, Arlin, Arne, Arnie, Arnowe, Arric, Arris, Arsene, Arther, Arthor, Artie, Arvie, Arvin, Arvis, Arwin, Arye, Ashlie, Asshe, Audie, Auggie, Augie, Averie, Brucie, Dickie, Erie, Ernie, Hecie, Heckie, Hughie, Jackie, Lacie, Mackie, Murphie, Orphie, Richie, Rickie, Ritchie and Sachie. These names tend to be less commonly used than Archie.

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