Name Harold - meaning, origin, popularity 

Harold name meaning

Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old High German and Germanic
Usage: English, German, Low German, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: ha-ro-ld
Meaning: Army Ruler, Heroic Leader, Powerful Ruler or Warrior, Rule and Strong and Glory
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What does Harold mean?

Harold's meaning is Army-power, Leader of an Army, Warrior, Rule or Strong and Glory is primarily used in Low German, Finnish, Danish, German, Swedish, Norwegian and English that originated from Germanic and Old High German is a unisex name . Harold is version of noteworthy Harald. Harald is Scandinavian form of Herold. Also Harald is equivalent of Haraldr in Danish and Swedish languages. Harald's meaning is Army, Strong and Glory and Warrior is of Germanic, Scandinavian and Old High German origin.. It is celebrated on November 1st.

How do I pronounce Harold?

Three syllabled Harold is pronounced as ha-ro-ld.

Variants of Harold

Hereweald, Herwald, Erold, Harald, Herold, Haraldr, Arald, Herald

Names that rhyme with Harold

How popular is the name Harold?

Harold was an extremely popular name in United States. Over 552493 babies have been named Harold since 1880. When at its peak in 1915, 14154 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 12nd position. However after 233 years, the name is currently sliding down on the charts. Moreover, the moniker has been to the top 50 baby names an astonishing 62 times A common name in France with over 3559 new-borns have been given the name since 1901. At present the moniker is on a rise, in 1979, 137 boys were bestowed the name and it was ranked at 250th position.

Harold is a familiar baby name in England and Wales, it has been in use since 1996 and was able to reach the top 400 names. In 1996, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 394 on boy names chart when 54 babies were given the name Harold. There are over 581 babies that have been given the name Harold in England and Wales. Also, during its short run of just 2 years in New South Wales, it had made it to the top 100 names. In 1952, it achieved its highest ever ranking of 88 on boy names chart when 66 babies were given the name Harold. Over 120 people have been named Harold in New South Wales.

Harold is an uncommon baby name in Ireland, although it has been in use since 1964 but could not make beyond the top 200. Over 161 people have been named Harold in Ireland. In Belgium, it has been in use since 1995 but could not make beyond the top 500. There are over 368 babies that have been given the name Harold in Belgium. Harold is a rare baby name in New South Wales, chances of it being still in use are very slim. Over 120 babies in New South Wales have been named Harold. But Harold is a popular baby name in Philippines where every 1 in 3000 have the name as well as in, Canada, England, Colombia, South Africa, Malawi and Jamaica. At least, 710000 people around the globe have been given the name as per our evaluation.

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What numbers say about Harold?

It takes a long time for someone to gain a special place in your heart. Liberating from your self-imposed restrictions will affect your life in a positive rather than negative way as you assume. You know how to earn money but not how to invest it before you spend it. You are a peacemaker and always avoid conflicts. You prefer originality and hard work instead of taking the easier road to success.

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