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Harold

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Army Ruler
  • #109 All Time
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Boys

How popular is the name "Harold" in the U.S.?



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18801130113
18811200120
18821270127
18831080108
18841910191#85 boy name
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19594,958234,935#88 boy name
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19643,893133,880#98 boy name
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19672,979192,960
19682,858192,839
19692,787192,768
19702,746202,726
19712,414242,390
19722,057212,036
19731,82081,812
19741,692121,680
19751,610181,592
19761,452151,437
19771,454151,439
19781,256131,243
19791,25791,248
19801,206121,194
19811,113141,099
19821,057121,045
19839477940
19848675862
198586812856
19868129803
19878098801
19888109801
19897896783
19907710771
19916830683
19926727665
19936020602
19945170517
19955200520
19965070507
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19984070407
19994130413
20004060406
20013770377
20023630363
20033430343
20043566350
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20063560356
20073490349
20083100310
20092650265
20103050305
20112560256
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20132340234
20142700270

Want to know about the populiarty of Harold? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 551,319 babies born with the name Harold in the United States. That's more than enough Harolds to occupy the country of Suriname with an estimated population of 534,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 113 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Harold" was in 1924 with a total of 14,156 babies. (That's a lot of baby Harolds)

According to the 1960 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harold" ranks #100 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 57 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1960. Across the entire United States a total of 4,705 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Harold" mean?

Harold (Scandinavian): Army Ruler

The name "Harold" is of Scandinavian origin and it means "Army Ruler". It's a name commonly given to boys.

H is for humble, a saintly quality.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

L is for life, that you live so well.

D is for dignity, no one disputes this trait!

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Harold popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Harold in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Harold

Harry Belafonte

Harry Belafonte is a singer-songwriter, actor, and social activist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1947 to present. Harry was born in 1927 as Harold George Bellanfanti, Jr. in Harlem, Manhattan, New York New York, U.S.

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Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty is a singer-songwriter specializing in country, rock and roll music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1955 to 1993. Conway was born in 1933 as Harold Lloyd Jenkins in Friars Point, Coahoma County, Mississippi, U.S.

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Hal Holbrook

Hal Holbrook is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1954 to present. Hal was born in 1925 as Harold Rowe Holbrook, Jr. in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.

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Harold Lloyd

Harold Lloyd is a comedian with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1913 to 1963. Harold was born in 1893 as Harold Clayton Lloyd in Burchard, Nebraska, United States.

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Kim Philby

Kim Philby is a spy. Kim was born in 1912 as Harold Adrian Russell Philby in Ambala, Punjab, British India.

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Bo Bice

Bo Bice is a musician specializing in southern rock, hard rock, and country rock music with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Bo was born in 1975 as Harold Elwin Bice, Jr. in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.

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Past life for Harold born Dec 1, 2006

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 Greece approximately on 1025. Your profession was teacher, mathematician, and geologist.

You were always involved with all new things. You have always loved changes, especially in art, music, cooking. The world is full of ill and lonely people. You should help those, who are less fortunate than you are.

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