What does Harold mean?
From Old English here weald, influenced by the related Scandinavian form Haraldr. An Anglo-Saxon name. In England, it is associated with King Harold (11th century). See also Walter, which derives from the same source. British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan; playwright Harold Pinter.
Related boy name: Darold.
Harold has 1 feminine form: Haralda.Kreatif forms:
(male) Halold, Hartold, ..
(female) Haroldi, Haroldia, ..
How popular is Harold?
Harold is a very popular first name for men (#44 out of 1220, Top 4%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#5008 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Harold for boys. Harold reached its top rank of #12 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is presently at #828. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Darold, Garold, Hal, Harald, Harrell, Harry (#714 in 2014), Herold and Walter (#337) are the popular variation forms of Harold (#828 in 2014). Adoption of these relations of Harold was well-received among parents a century ago (median #1162) and has become significantly less since (#1542, 98% less usage), with forms such as Harold becoming less fashionable.
Suggested similar names are Arnold▼, Bald, Barthold, Caroll, Darrold (see Darold), Farold, Gerold, Geryld, Haamed, Hacon, Hadly, Hadon, Hakon, Hale, Halford, Hall, Halle, Hamell, Hamid, Hamill, Hammond, Hamud, Hanly, Hansl, Harbin, Harel, Harford, Harjit, Harken, Harkin, Harlan▼, Harland▼, Harlee, Harlen, Harli, Harlie, Harlin, Harlo, Harlow, Harly, Harm, Harman, Harmen, Haron, Haroon, Haroun, Harpur, Harrel, Harri, Harrie, Harris▼, Harshad, Harte, Harthy, Hartley, Harv, Harvard, Harvee, Harvey▼, Harwell, Harwill (see Hartwell), Harwood, Haward, Hazel▼, Heroot (see Cherut), Herzl, Hirom, Horsly (see Horsley), Jarod▼, Jerald▼, Jerold▼, Karol, Karoly, Ranald and Torald. These names tend to be less commonly used than Harold.