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Harold meaning and name origin

Harold \ha-ro-ld\ as a boy's name is pronounced HARE-uld. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Harold is "army ruler". Herald is also literally "one who proclaims". An Anglo-Saxon name. British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan; playwright Harold Pinter.

Harold has 19 variant forms: Araldo, Aralt, Aroldo, Arry, Garald, Garold, Hal, Harald, Haralds, Harolda, Haroldo, Harrell, Harry, Heraldo, Herlad, Herold, Herrold, Herrick and Herryck.

For more information, see also the related name Darold.

A suggested similar baby name is Farold.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Harold.

Popularity of Harold

Harold is a very popular first name for males (#44 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#5670 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).

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Top 1000 ranking of Harold name in U.S.
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