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: Halrold, Hasrold, Hyarold. [more]
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. Census)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Harold for boys. Harold reached its top rank of #13 in the U.S. in the 1910s, and is presently at #828. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Darold, Garold, Hal, Harry (#714 2 years ago), Valter, Wally and Walter (#337) are the popular variation forms of Harold (#828 2 years ago). Adoption of these relations of Harold was well-received among parents during 1940-1949 (average #509) and is somewhat lower today (#859, 71.4% less). Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of Harold and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
A suggested similar baby name is Farold. This name tends to be less commonly used than Harold.