US Popularity:1919
Other Origin(s):British, Norse, Scandinavian
Meaning:Army ruler, leader of an army, heroic leader
Harold is a boy’s name that derives from Old English Hereweald, Germanic Hariwald, and Old Norse Haraldr. Harold means “army ruler,” “leader of an army,” and “heroic leader,” and this name and its variants were 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 historical figures and fictional characters in comic books and TV shows but surprisingly isn’t overused. If you’re searching for a title that will help baby stand out 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
  • Harold Pinter
  • Harold
    Aelfgifu and King Cnut

Harold Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Harold is currently #1989 on The Bump
Boy:Harold is currently #590 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Harold is currently #1919 in U.S. births
Boy:Harold is currently #661 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 12
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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