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Actor Cary Grant was born Archibald Leach. In the film A Fish Called Wanda, the character played by John Cleese is named Archibald (Archie) Leach in reference to Cary Grant after his real name.
-- Elphi  12/19/2005
This is the full name of Archie in the Archie comics.
-- Anonymous User  12/19/2005
A very popular name of Soldiers in Australia in the first and second world wars. Also a very popular family name in my family at the same time.
-- Bex  4/25/2006
Let us not forget Archibald Asparagus from Veggie Tales. :D
-- rain-angel03  9/22/2006
Archibald Alderton, 1568 - 1623. Famous for blowing up the hamlet of Little Dropping in Hampshire while attempting to magically mix a birthday cake.
(Harry Potter)
-- Anonymous User  5/5/2007
Archibald Armstrong was a very famous court jester.
-- Jesus_Freak  5/7/2007
A character on Degrassi: The Next Generation is named Archibald Rupert Simpson "Archie" who also goes by "Snake" because he is so tall.
-- BoiCrazii  1/13/2008
Archibald Alderton
Famous for blowing up the hamlet of Little Dropping in Hampshire while attempting to magically mix a birthday cake (while a Harry Potter character he is not mentioned in the books).
-- Jeana Bradbury  3/28/2008
I love this name! I think it very sad that it's not used by many today. And people who think it's pretentious? Please. It's not. It's a beautiful name, and should be used instead of ultra-common names like Jack or Michael (not like those are bad names).
-- Anthroponomastics  5/27/2009
I absolutely love this name. It's handsome, dignified and classic -- I don't find it pompous or too overdone whatsoever. Although, I'm a bit ignorant when it comes to Archibald. What a pity, perhaps I'll get over it one day, I mean the 'bald' part of Archibald I still love it. I just don't think I could use it.
-- Anonymous User  5/31/2009
With the nickname 'Archie' for the everyday, Archibald is entirely usable.
-- vomiting  10/30/2009
I prefer "Archer."
-- Dawson  1/30/2011
My friend thinks this name sounds like a really posh stuck up person, while I think it sounds like the name of a scary clown, like me, except I'm not scary, much!
-- Happytheclown  3/1/2011
Archibald William Emerson "Archie" Arnett is the son of American actress/comedian Amy Poehler and her husband Will Arnett. Archie has a younger brother named Abel.
-- Anonymous User  3/11/2012
French form of this name is Archambaud.
-- goricar  7/20/2012
Archibald Gracie was a Titanic survivor, and Archibald Butt was the secretary of the American Embassy in Mexico, as well as a Titanic victim.
-- KarenAurora  5/24/2014
Archibald Campbell was the founder of the Wattle Club in Victoria, Australia, which began the patriotic tradition of celebrating Wattle Day on September the 1st each year.
-- AustraLiana  9/2/2014

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