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Arnold

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How popular is the baby name Arnold in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 37 0 37
1881 29 0 29
1882 42 0 42
1883 42 0 42
1884 49 0 49
1885 33 0 33
1886 41 0 41
1887 38 0 38
1888 51 0 51
1889 42 0 42
1890 52 0 52
1891 57 0 57
1892 80 0 80
1893 80 0 80
1894 79 0 79
1895 96 0 96
1896 102 0 102
1897 103 0 103
1898 112 0 112
1899 98 0 98
1900 122 0 122
1901 110 0 110
1902 107 0 107
1903 134 0 134
1904 149 0 149
1905 144 0 144
1906 164 0 164
1907 177 0 177
1908 202 0 202
1909 237 0 237
1910 258 0 258
1911 348 0 348
1912 774 7 767 #99 boy name
1913 1,039 7 1,032 #92 boy name
1914 1,186 12 1,174 #97 boy name
1915 1,702 11 1,691 #91 boy name
1916 1,869 11 1,858 #89 boy name
1917 1,793 12 1,781 #91 boy name
1918 1,927 17 1,910 #92 boy name
1919 1,777 10 1,767 #94 boy name
1920 1,919 9 1,910 #91 boy name
1921 2,004 21 1,983 #91 boy name
1922 1,913 18 1,895 #94 boy name
1923 1,936 11 1,925 #93 boy name
1924 2,029 17 2,012 #95 boy name
1925 1,988 14 1,974 #95 boy name
1926 1,899 18 1,881 #99 boy name
1927 2,017 18 1,999 #97 boy name
1928 1,989 15 1,974 #98 boy name
1929 2,000 21 1,979 #95 boy name
1930 1,959 11 1,948 #98 boy name
1931 1,852 17 1,835 #98 boy name
1932 1,834 14 1,820 #100 boy name
1933 1,766 18 1,748
1934 1,791 10 1,781
1935 1,886 7 1,879
1936 1,722 10 1,712
1937 1,739 14 1,725
1938 1,819 0 1,819
1939 1,624 6 1,618
1940 1,591 12 1,579
1941 1,606 6 1,600
1942 1,694 10 1,684
1943 1,701 0 1,701
1944 1,468 7 1,461
1945 1,409 5 1,404
1946 1,583 10 1,573
1947 1,803 6 1,797
1948 1,643 5 1,638
1949 1,597 7 1,590
1950 1,515 5 1,510
1951 1,429 0 1,429
1952 1,473 8 1,465
1953 1,395 8 1,387
1954 1,291 10 1,281
1955 1,321 7 1,314
1956 1,226 11 1,215
1957 1,271 0 1,271
1958 1,131 0 1,131
1959 1,198 8 1,190
1960 1,212 9 1,203
1961 1,163 10 1,153
1962 1,154 0 1,154
1963 1,149 8 1,141
1964 1,050 7 1,043
1965 951 5 946
1966 822 7 815
1967 778 0 778
1968 660 0 660
1969 615 5 610
1970 574 5 569
1971 500 0 500
1972 474 0 474
1973 395 7 388
1974 332 0 332
1975 321 0 321
1976 304 0 304
1977 286 6 280
1978 251 0 251
1979 276 0 276
1980 275 0 275
1981 261 0 261
1982 267 0 267
1983 257 0 257
1984 255 0 255
1985 193 0 193
1986 242 0 242
1987 269 0 269
1988 271 0 271
1989 287 0 287
1990 327 0 327
1991 322 0 322
1992 311 0 311
1993 327 0 327
1994 265 0 265
1995 236 0 236
1996 239 0 239
1997 245 0 245
1998 234 0 234
1999 188 0 188
2000 218 0 218
2001 219 0 219
2002 180 0 180
2003 213 0 213
2004 191 0 191
2005 152 0 152
2006 133 0 133
2007 137 0 137
2008 127 0 127
2009 125 0 125
2010 89 0 89
2011 112 0 112
2012 88 0 88
2013 94 0 94
2014 81 0 81
2015 95 0 95

Want to know about the popularity of the Arnold baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 103,305 babies born with the name Arnold in the United States. That's more than enough Arnolds to occupy the country of Tonga with an estimated population of 103,036 (as of November 30, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 37 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Arnold" was in 1924 with a total of 2,012 babies. (That's a lot of baby Arnolds)

According to the 1913 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Arnold" ranks #88 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 32 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 1913. Across the entire United States a total of 1,039 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Arnold popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Arnold" mean? The list below shows the origins of Arnold as well as things modernly associated with the name Arnold such as celebrities named Arnold.

Origin and Meaning of Arnold

The name "Arnold" is of German origin, and it means "Eagle power". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an officeholder. Arnold was born in 1947 as Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger in Thal, Austria.

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Arnold Palmer

Arnold Palmer is a golfer. Arnold was born in 1929 in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

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Arnold Vosloo

Arnold Vosloo is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1984 to present. Arnold was born in 1962 in Pretoria, South Africa.

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Arnold J. Toynbee

Arnold J. Toynbee is a historian. Arnold was born in 1889 as Arnold Joseph Toynbee in London, England.

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Arnold Bruggink

Arnold Bruggink is a football biography. Arnold was born in 1977 in Almelo, Netherlands.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Arnold

Arnold And Porter
Arnold Foundation
Arnold Press
Arnold Schwarzenegger Age
Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes
Arnold Schwarzenegger Soundboard
Arnold Schwarzenegger Dead
Arnold Md

Alternative Meanings

A is for activities, for you have many.

R is for reasonable, your understanding way.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

L is for little, the little things you do.

D is for dandy, a description of you!

Your name in reverse order is "Dlonra". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nodrla". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Arnold born Nov 18, 1999

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Northern China approximately on 1075. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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