Harold as a boy's name is pronounced HARE-uld. It is of Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Harold is "army ruler".
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This royal reigned as king of England from 1035 to 1040. He was known as Harold Harefoot, an acknowledgment of his speedy gait. Born in 1015 to King Canute and Aelfgifu of Northampton, Harold took over the throne when his brother, the rightful heir, couldn’t leave Denmark because of political complications. There was some suspicion that the king’s mother, not the king, was the true ruler of England; nevertheless there was no oppression or revolt during Harold’s reign, which amounted to a peaceful period.
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