Given Name ARCHIBALD

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: AHR-chə-bawld  [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic elements ercan "genuine" and bald "bold". The first element was altered due to the influence of Greek names beginning with the element αρχος (archos) meaning "master". The Normans brought this name to England. It first became common in Scotland in the Middle Ages.
DIMINUTIVES: Archie (Scottish), Archie (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Archembald, Ercanbald (Ancient Germanic)

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Entry updated December 8, 2017