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What does Archy mean?

Archy Pronunciation of Archy [archy] as a boys' name means "genuine, bold, brave". Archy is an alternate form of Archibald (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: bold.


Archy has 1 variant: Archie.

2 more different relations via Archibald: Arch and Archer.

Creative forms:
(male) Ardchy, Arsha, ..


Middle name pairings:
Archy Cain (A.C.), ..

How popular is Archy?

Archy is a rare first name for males. Archy is a rare surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Arch, Archer (#289 via latest list), Archibald and Archie (#1238) are the prominent alternative forms of Archy (outside Top 2000). These forms of Archy were at the top of their popularity 135 years ago (adoption of 0.2%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.1%, 68.2%), with versions like Archibald becoming less trendy. Archie has been the recurring favorite, though Archer is currently ranked higher. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Acey, Ardly, Ardy, Arjay, Arley, Arly, Arney, Arny, Arry, Arty, Arvy, Ary and Richy. Like Archy, these names are not frequently used.

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