Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:The people's ruler
A name you likely don’t hear very often, gift baby something truly out-of-the-ordinary with Archelaus. The Latinized form of the Greek Archelaos, Archelaus means “the people’s ruler” and speaks of loyalty and benevolence. The name was pretty common during the classical era, borne by several rulers and artists. King Archelaus I ruled Macedon from 413 to 399 BC, renowned for his honor and incredible improvements to the kingdom. Also the name of one of Herod the Great’s sons, Archelaus comes steeped in a regal legacy sure to inspire confidence in your little one. Bonus points for the cute nickname Archie—ideal for everyday use.

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