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Harold

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Scandinavian
  • Meaning: Army Ruler
  • #110 All Time
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How popular is the baby name Harold in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 113 0 113
1881 120 0 120
1882 127 0 127
1883 108 0 108
1884 191 0 191 #85 boy name
1885 201 0 201 #82 boy name
1886 224 0 224 #80 boy name
1887 279 0 279 #61 boy name
1888 298 0 298 #69 boy name
1889 340 0 340 #57 boy name
1890 408 0 408 #46 boy name
1891 419 0 419 #42 boy name
1892 583 0 583 #37 boy name
1893 572 6 566 #34 boy name
1894 690 0 690 #32 boy name
1895 762 9 753 #29 boy name
1896 868 6 862 #23 boy name
1897 868 8 860 #21 boy name
1898 963 0 963 #22 boy name
1899 919 5 914 #19 boy name
1900 1,253 7 1,246 #20 boy name
1901 915 0 915 #21 boy name
1902 1,083 6 1,077 #19 boy name
1903 1,065 0 1,065 #20 boy name
1904 1,186 0 1,186 #20 boy name
1905 1,266 8 1,258 #20 boy name
1906 1,337 7 1,330 #17 boy name
1907 1,459 7 1,452 #17 boy name
1908 1,551 9 1,542 #17 boy name
1909 1,735 10 1,725 #16 boy name
1910 1,921 12 1,909 #18 boy name
1911 2,459 11 2,448 #16 boy name
1912 5,122 20 5,102 #13 boy name
1913 6,182 25 6,157 #13 boy name
1914 7,601 38 7,563 #14 boy name
1915 10,488 44 10,444 #12 boy name
1916 10,733 35 10,698 #13 boy name
1917 11,257 61 11,196 #12 boy name
1918 12,236 50 12,186 #13 boy name
1919 12,091 71 12,020 #13 boy name
1920 13,745 66 13,679 #12 boy name
1921 13,887 75 13,812 #12 boy name
1922 13,654 62 13,592 #13 boy name
1923 13,932 58 13,874 #13 boy name
1924 14,236 82 14,154 #13 boy name
1925 13,683 86 13,597 #14 boy name
1926 13,396 90 13,306 #14 boy name
1927 13,331 99 13,232 #14 boy name
1928 12,767 91 12,676 #14 boy name
1929 11,775 98 11,677 #16 boy name
1930 11,722 69 11,653 #18 boy name
1931 10,754 63 10,691 #18 boy name
1932 10,484 61 10,423 #18 boy name
1933 9,585 40 9,545 #18 boy name
1934 9,962 37 9,925 #18 boy name
1935 9,208 42 9,166 #20 boy name
1936 8,655 28 8,627 #21 boy name
1937 8,582 36 8,546 #21 boy name
1938 8,582 30 8,552 #23 boy name
1939 8,330 25 8,305 #23 boy name
1940 8,109 35 8,074 #23 boy name
1941 8,135 35 8,100 #24 boy name
1942 8,609 26 8,583 #27 boy name
1943 8,685 25 8,660 #27 boy name
1944 8,007 28 7,979 #27 boy name
1945 7,550 23 7,527 #28 boy name
1946 8,401 36 8,365 #33 boy name
1947 8,925 25 8,900 #35 boy name
1948 8,166 24 8,142 #36 boy name
1949 7,834 20 7,814 #42 boy name
1950 7,245 22 7,223 #45 boy name
1951 7,181 15 7,166 #46 boy name
1952 6,981 19 6,962 #51 boy name
1953 6,604 24 6,580 #56 boy name
1954 6,361 25 6,336 #60 boy name
1955 6,113 28 6,085 #63 boy name
1956 5,972 24 5,948 #72 boy name
1957 5,776 28 5,748 #74 boy name
1958 5,161 14 5,147 #84 boy name
1959 4,962 23 4,939 #87 boy name
1960 4,705 27 4,678 #92 boy name
1961 4,461 23 4,438 #94 boy name
1962 4,245 15 4,230 #95 boy name
1963 4,114 16 4,098 #95 boy name
1964 3,892 13 3,879 #98 boy name
1965 3,570 28 3,542 #99 boy name
1966 3,337 15 3,322 #99 boy name
1967 2,978 19 2,959
1968 2,857 19 2,838
1969 2,787 19 2,768
1970 2,746 20 2,726
1971 2,414 24 2,390
1972 2,057 21 2,036
1973 1,820 8 1,812
1974 1,692 12 1,680
1975 1,609 18 1,591
1976 1,456 15 1,441
1977 1,453 15 1,438
1978 1,257 13 1,244
1979 1,258 9 1,249
1980 1,205 12 1,193
1981 1,113 14 1,099
1982 1,057 12 1,045
1983 946 7 939
1984 867 5 862
1985 868 12 856
1986 812 9 803
1987 809 8 801
1988 810 9 801
1989 789 6 783
1990 771 0 771
1991 683 0 683
1992 671 7 664
1993 602 0 602
1994 518 0 518
1995 520 0 520
1996 507 0 507
1997 433 0 433
1998 407 0 407
1999 413 0 413
2000 406 0 406
2001 377 0 377
2002 363 0 363
2003 343 0 343
2004 356 6 350
2005 349 0 349
2006 356 0 356
2007 349 0 349
2008 310 0 310
2009 265 0 265
2010 305 0 305
2011 256 0 256
2012 260 0 260
2013 234 0 234
2014 271 0 271
2015 281 0 281

Want to know about the popularity of the Harold baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 551,630 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 was first given to 5 or more babies 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 14,154 babies. (That's a lot of baby Harolds)

According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Harold" ranks #33 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Nebraska. Imagine that, 74 babies in Nebraska have the same name as you in 1946. Across the entire United States a total of 8,401 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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Scandinavian

Origin and Meaning of Harold

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

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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Other Inspirations for the Name Harold

Harold And Kumar
Harold And Maude
Harold Ford Jr
Harold Perrineau
Harold Ramis
Harold Black
Harold Bloom
Harold Hamm
Harold Hunter
Harold Reynolds

Alternative Meanings

H is for happiness, you always bring.

A is for able, for you surely are.

R is for radiant, it's your personality!

O is for openness, it's refreshing!

L is for lofty, your ambitions are high!

D is for diamond, the brilliance you shine.

Your name in reverse order is "Dlorah". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Orhdal". 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.

Past life for Harold born Aug 24, 1984

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Japan approximately on 1200. Your profession was trainer and holder of the fine animals, birds, and insects.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. 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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