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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Athol

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  • A submission from Maryland, United States says the name Athol means "Noble Stone" and is of Old English origin.
Other origins: Scottish

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From Proto-Yeniseian *ʔa(ʔ)t-. Compare Arin éjt́ōl, ejtol, itel.

  1. door

Notable Persons Named Athol

Athol Fugard is a drama, novel, and memoir writer. He was most prominent from 1956 to present. Athol was given the name Harold Athol Lannigan Fugard on June 11th, 1932 in Middelburg, Eastern Cape, South Africa.


Athol Guy is a folk, pop, and folk music musician. He was most prominent from 1960 to present. Athol was born on January 5th, 1940 in Colac, Victoria, Australia.


Athol Trollip is a Federal Chairperson of the Democratic Alliance, Member of Provincial Legislature in the Eastern Cape, and Member of Provincial Legislature in theEastern Cape. He was most active from 2015 to present. Athol was born on March 12th, 1964 in Bedford, Eastern Cape.


Athol was given the name Louis Athol Shmith on August 19th, 1914 in Melbourne, Australia. He breathed his last breath on October 21st, 1990.


Athol was born in 1962. He died in 2012.


He was most prominent from 1949 to 1963. Athol was born on October 3rd, 1905 in Hobart, Tasmania. Athol is also known as Australian politician andMinister for Defence. He passed away on December 24th, 1963.


Common last names for Athol

  • Smith
  • Davis

Fun Facts about the name Athol

  • How Popular is the name Athol? Athol is the 32,159th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Athol have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 136 babies born with the first name Athol in the United States. That's more than enough people named Athol to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Athol? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1904 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Athol first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Athol is Friday, December 29th, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Athol born? The highest recorded use of the first name Athol was in 1921 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Athol: Your name in reverse order is Lohta. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Othla. How do you pronounce that?

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