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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #109 most popular

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 happiness, you always bring.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

R is for rational, the way you think.

O is for outlook, pleasing to all.

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 "Ldraho". 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.

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


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 1926 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harold" ranks #15 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 1,262 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1926. Across the entire United States a total of 13,395 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 north east? 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 their 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.


Conway Twitty

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


Hal Holbrook

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


Harold Lloyd

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


Kim Philby

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


Bo Bice

Bo Bice is a musician with the most prominent portion of their career being from 2 to present. Bo was born in 1975 as Harold Elwin Bice, Jr. in Huntsville, Alabama, U.S.


Past life for Harold born Oct 22, 1946

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 725. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to learn to understand other people and to meet all life difficulties with joyful heart. You should help others, bringing them spirit of joy.

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