Origin:Scandinavian
Popularity:2022
Meaning:Army ruler
Harold is a boy’s name of Scandinavian origin and derives from the Old English version of the name Hereweald. When broken down, Hereweald means “army” and “ruler” and was quite popular among Scandinavian settlers and in the royal courts of England, Norway, and Denmark. Centuries later, Harold is a well-known baby name thanks to countless historic figures and fictional characters in comic books and TV shows, but surprisingly isn’t over-used. If you’re searching for a title that will help baby standout on the schoolyard, Harold is the perfect blend of timelessness and boyish charm.

Famous People Named Harold

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  • Harold Baines
    Baseball Player
  • Harold Perrineau
    Actor
  • Harold Pinter
    Playwright
  • Harold
    Aelfgifu and King Cnut

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Source: Social Security Administration

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