Harold

Harold - A very unique male name



  Sep 26,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Harold, meaning army ruler, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #18. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Harold and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Harold? 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 Harold. The baby boy name Harold was given to 198 baby boys in 2012, ranking #861 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 8,288 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Harold peaked in popularity 102 years ago in 1915 on position 12.



Famous with this name

Harold Ramis
Harold Perrineau
Harold Gould


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Harold is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Harold is currently topping the baby name charts in New Jersey at position #520 - and is the least popular in Texas at position #1,075.

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 Harold is where you live.


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Harold origin and meaning

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

Similar to Harold

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

Harrold / Herald / Harald / Herold / Heraldo /

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
2012861
2011863
2010744
2009848
2008732
2007681
2006656
2005643
2004620
2003608
2002580
2001549
2000537
1999514
1998518
1997492
1996442
1995447
1994437
1993383
1992354
1991355
1990326
1989309
1988288
1987270
1986270
1985259
1984254
1983237
1982224
1981222
1980206
1979195
1978189
1977167
1976162
1975153
1974146
1973141
1972132
1971130
1970121
1969118
1968108
1967104
196699
196599
196498
196395
196295
196194
196092
195988
195883
195773
195672
195563
195460
195356
195251
195146
195045
194942
194836
194735
194633
194528
194427
194327
194227
194124
194023
193923
193823
193721
193621
193520
193418
193318
193218
193118
193018
192916
192814
192714
192614
192514
192413
192313
192213
192112
192012
191913
191813
191712
191613
191512
191414
191313
191213
191116
191018

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Jersey520
Louisiana557
Virginia561
Maryland563
Florida610
Tennessee618
Georgia622
North Carolina641
Pennsylvania654
Washington696
New York817
Minnesota827
Ohio891
California927
Illinois1000
Michigan1062
Texas1075

Even more about Harold


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 Harold 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 Harold?

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
1915
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Harold
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 8,288
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +198

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