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What does Herold mean?

Herold Pronunciation of Herold [herold] as a boys' name. The name Herold means "army ruler". Herold is a variant form of Harold (Scandinavian, Old English): from Old English here weald.

Associated with: army (warrior), ruler (king).


Herold has 2 variants: Harald and Herrold.

8 more related forms via Harold: Aroldo, Garald, Garold, Haralds, Harolda, Haroldo, Heraldo and Herlad.

Creative forms:
(male) Heiold, Herolda, ..

(female) Herone, ..

Middle name pairings:
Herold Cayden (H.C.), ..

How popular is Herold?

Herold is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#5577 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Herold entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its highest position of #1624 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Herold name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Herold outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Herold are Garold, Harald and Harold (#810 in 2015). These relations of Herold were favored by parents in the 1920s (median #1249) and have become significantly less common since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Herold, Garold, Harald, Harold in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Arnold, Bernald, Bernhold, Bernold (see Bernal), Berthold, Bertold (see Berthold), Darold, Darrold (see Darold), Derald, Derrold (see Darold), Everald, Everild, Farold, Gerald, Gerhold, Gerold, Gerolld (see Gerald), Gerolt, Gerrald, Gerrild (see Gerald), Gerrold, Geryld, Harel, Harford, Harli, Harlo, Harly, Haroon, Haroun, Harwood, Hebor, Hedly (see Hedley), Herb, Herbie, Hercule, Heriot, Herman, Hermes, Hermilo, Hermon, Hermus, Hernan, Herne, Hernlea (see Hernley), Hernlee (see Hernley), Hernley, Hernlie (see Hernley), Hernly, Heroot (see Cherut), Herrik (see Herrick), Hersch, Hersh, Herut (see Cherut), Herv (see Harvey), Herve, Herzel, Herzl, Hesed, Hevel, Heywood, Hierome, Hiro, Hirom, Horsly (see Horsley), Hurly, Jerald, Jerod, Jerold, Jeroll, Jerrold, Leopold, Leupold, Reinold, Reynold and Sewald. These names tend to be more commonly used than Herold.

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