Name Arnold - meaning, origin, popularity 

Arnold name meaning

✍  Updated on:September 11th, 2022
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old High German and Germanic
Usage: English, German, Dutch, Faroese, Icelandic, Greenlandic, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: pronunciation of Arnold a-rno-ld
Meaning: Rule, Eagle Ruler and Prevail
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What does Arnold mean?

Arnold's meaning is Rule, Powerful as an Eagle or Prevail is used as a gender insensitive name and is specifically used in Danish, Faroese, Swedish, Greenlandic, Icelandic, Norwegian, German, Finnish, English and Dutch came from Germanic and Old High German. Arnold is form of Arnoald in German language.

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How do I pronounce Arnold?

You can pronounce the two syllabled name Arnold as a-rno-ld. ar-nold is the different way(s) to pronounce the name.

Variants of Arnold

Arnald, Arnaldr, Arnoald

Names that rhyme with Arnold

How popular is the name Arnold?

a popular name in United States with over 103622 new-borns have been given the name since 1880. When at its peak in 1916, 2012 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 89th position. In addition to that, the given name has been in the top 100 baby names 21 times Arnold is a familiar baby name in France, it has been in use since 1900 and was able to reach the top 300 names. In 1946, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 251 on boy names chart when 78 babies were given the name Arnold. There are over 2526 babies that have been given the name Arnold in France.

Arnold is a unique baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 800 names. Recently in 2017, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 701 on boy names chart when 50 babies were named Arnold. Over 431 people have been named Arnold in England and Wales. Arnold is an uncommon baby name in still in use in Ireland. Also, it appeared first time in 1995 on baby boy names list of Belgium.

However things change on global perspective, Arnold is extremely popular in Philippines where every 1 in 600 have the name. Also the baby name is popular in Germany, Kenya, Netherlands, DR Congo, Canada, South Africa, Romania, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Malawi, England, Haiti, Ghana and Zambia. At least, 560000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our evaluation.

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Arnold in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Arnold?

You hate being closely observed and have all eyes on you because of your low self-esteem. You are the most self-motivated person you know. You prefer originality and hard work instead of taking the easier road to success. Unfortunately, you are not a keeper because you don't know how to love a person. You will experience your spiritual calling soon. And it will be associated with romantic feelings.

Other names similar to Arnold, for would be parents

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  •  Josia means Yahweh Supports is a gender insensitive name has its roots in Hebrew is used in African, Dutch and German
  •  Saskia - Well-Liked Saskias origin is Russian, Old High German and Saxon, meaning of Saskia is "Acer, The Saxon or Acute" used as a girl name is used in English, Norwegian and Danish
  •  Antonius - Outlandish Antonius has its origin in Latin and Etruscan, Antonius means "Priceless One" given to baby boys is used substantially in Dutch and Latin
  •  Aletta means Of a Noble Kind or Of Noble Figure is particulary used in Finnish and Icelandic. It is rooted from Germanic, Latin and Old High German is aimed at girls
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Famous people named Arnold

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