Arnold

Arnold - A very unique male name



  Feb 18,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Arnold, meaning ruler, strong as an eagle, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #135. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Arnold and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Arnold? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Arnold. The baby boy name Arnold was given to 29 baby boys in 2012, ranking #1993 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 56,588 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Arnold peaked in popularity 103 years ago in 1916 on position 89.



Famous with this name

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Tom Arnold
Arnold Vosloo


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Arnold is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Arnold is currently topping the baby name charts in Michigan at position #840 - and is the least popular in California at position #1,520.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Arnold is where you live.


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Arnold origin and meaning

Arnold is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means ruler, strong as an eagle. To see famous people named Arnold, pop culture references for the name Arnold and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Arnold

We've found the following names that sound similar to Arnold, sorted by popularity.

Arnulfo / Arnoldo / Arnaldo / Arnel / Arnell /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20121993
20111464
20101639
20091435
20081308
20071193
20061216
20051046
2004892
2003831
2002914
2001804
2000768
1999854
1998732
1997675
1996693
1995691
1994655
1993585
1992613
1991569
1990574
1989577
1988558
1987562
1986573
1985637
1984551
1983514
1982529
1981523
1980532
1979498
1978551
1977473
1976451
1975464
1974455
1973396
1972354
1971361
1970338
1969306
1968291
1967260
1966254
1965240
1964230
1963223
1962223
1961233
1960228
1959225
1958231
1957211
1956213
1955197
1954195
1953181
1952178
1951176
1950166
1949156
1948154
1947148
1946153
1945146
1944146
1943131
1942129
1941123
1940117
1939113
1938110
1937111
1936109
1935103
1934105
1933102
1932100
193198
193098
192995
192898
192797
192699
192595
192495
192393
192295
192191
192091
191994
191891
191791
191689
191591
191497
191393
191299
1911107
1910135

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Michigan840
Texas1374
California1520

Even more about Arnold


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Arnold a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Arnold?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1916
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Arnold
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 56,588
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +29

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