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What does Bald mean?

Bald Pronunciation of Bald [bald] as a name for boys means "bold, brave friend". Bald is a version of Baldwin (Old French, Old German).

Associated with: bold, friend.


2 different relations via Baldwin: Balduin and Baldwyn.

Creative forms:
(male) Balde, Bolld, ..

(female) Baldi, Baldy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bald Augustin (B.A.), ..

How popular is Bald?

Bald is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#26446 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Baldwin is the only prominent variation form of Bald (not in Top 2000). Other forms, like Balduin, are uncommon. This relation of Bald reached the peak of its popularity during the years 1880-1889. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Baldwin in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bald and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Bail, Baily, Bain, Baird, Bake, Bala, Balbi, Balbo, Balder, Baldie, Baldor, Baldur, Bale, Baley, Balto, Balu, Ban, Bane, Bank, Bar, Bard, Barde, Bardo, Bari, Barr, Bart, Bat, Bax, Baxly, Bay, Bayly, Bayrd, Baz, Bazz, Beal, Beale, Beall, Beals, Bell, Bid, Bill, Bird, Bly, Boid, Bond, Boyd, Brad, Bradd, Brand, Brod, Bud, Budd, Byll, Byrd, Evald, Ewald, Keld, Roald, Wald and Wild. These names tend to be more commonly used than Bald.

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