Archibald - boys name

Archibald name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 90%

Archibald name meaning:

The name Archibald is of Scottish origin and is derived from the Old High German name Erchenbald, which means "genuine" or "bold." The name Archibald is composed of two elements: "ercan" meaning "genuine" and "bald" meaning "bold" or "brave." It is a name that carries a sense of strength, courage, and authenticity.

People named Archibald are often seen as confident individuals who are not afraid to take risks and stand up for what they believe in. They possess a natural leadership quality and are often respected for their determination and resilience. Archibalds are known for their loyalty, honesty, and straightforward nature.

In summary, the name Archibald conveys the qualities of genuineness, bravery, and boldness. It is a name that reflects a strong and confident personality, making it a fitting choice for parents who wish to instill these traits in their child.

Origin: English

Very bold.


Victorian names

Related names

Archibald , Archie , Archy , Baldie

Other boys names beginning with A


Overall UK ranking: 471 out of 4789

86 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (328)

Historical popularity of Archibald

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