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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.
DiminutivesArchie Scottish Archie English
Other Languages & CulturesArchembald, Ercanbald Ancient Germanic


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute