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Harold Pinter is a British playwright and theatre director. He has written for theatre, radio, television and film. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2005.
-- Anonymous User  12/20/2005
Harold is a helicopter in the "Thomas the Tank Engine" series of children's books and videos.
-- breakofday  12/22/2005
Harold Lloyd was a famous silent film maker in early cinema. In the US hit animation 'Futurama' Dr. Zoidberg's uncle is also a silent film maker named Harold Zoid which is certainly a dedication to him.
-- Buzznick  1/1/2006
Famous bearer is Harold Macmillan, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963.
-- Anonymous User  3/26/2006
Filmaker and actor Harold Ramis.
-- Tudor  6/20/2006
Boring, old and over-used, but I mean, you have to feel sorry for King Harold and that arrow in his eye, poor guy. (Hey that ryhmes!)
-- Anonymous User  10/25/2006
It is mostly pronounced HAR-old.
-- bellaboo  10/25/2006
Harold Bloom is an American professor and prominent literary and cultural critic. I think Harry would be a nice nickname, better than for Henry.
-- Anonymous User  2/13/2007
Most scholars now think that King Harold didn't take an arrow to the eye as the Bayeux Tapestry suggests. He was decapitated. It's likely that the "arrow-in-eye" was added when the tapestry had restoration work done to it in later medieval times.
-- Anonymous User  3/15/2007
Harold Saxon! I hear The Sound Of Drums!
-- patchworkgirl  6/19/2007
I think this name is a good strong name. I like it a lot.
-- applemilk  8/17/2007
Unbeknownst to practically everyone, this name briefly made the girls' top 1,000 in the United States in the 1920s in position no. 808. However, everyone does know that it was one of the top 20 boys' names at the time, although most Harolds today are dads, uncles, and grandads aged between 50 and 90 (or perhaps 100).
-- freeserve.co.uk  10/7/2007
Harold Green is Red Green's nephew on The Red Green Show. He's sort of dorky, but you have to love him.
-- welovejamesarness  5/23/2008
Harold Saxon A.K.A The Master HERE COME THE DRUMS!
-- bluebox93  5/30/2008
The musician Harold Budd is a famous bearer of the name. He's made some wonderfully liquid and dreamy piano tunes, especially with Brian Eno.
-- slight night shiver  5/31/2008
Harold Dieterle was the winner of the first season of Top Chef.
-- emmiix3  1/24/2009
The main character in Athol Fugard's play 'Master Harold and the Boys', but Harold goes by Hally.
-- Anonymous User  3/28/2009
One of the title characters in the film Harold and Maude.
-- Jezzie80s  4/12/2012
'The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry' is the title of the bestseller by Rachel Joyce.
-- Anonymous User  10/25/2013
Harold Finch (aka Harold Wren, aka Harold Crow, aka Harold Swift, aka Harold Crane, etc) is one of the main characters on Person of Interest.
-- Solaitaire  4/6/2014
Harold is the name of that fat kid from the Nickelodeon series Hey Arnold.
-- frankieG  11/19/2014
Honestly, I think this name is hideous. I know three Harolds. Two of which are in my family. One happens to be the only kid I've ever known with this name.
-- Anonymous User  2/21/2015
Sounds a little too much like an old man name to give to a baby. But you could always nickname him Hank, Hal, or Harry.
-- Anonymous User  7/18/2015
I picture a huge bearded guy with a viking helmet when I hear or see this name. I don't know why, but it seems somewhat Norse to me. And I think Roldy is a more common nickname for Harold than Harry. Harry is more for Harrison or Henry.
-- Oleg Karachi  1/10/2016
Harold Wilson, British prime minister.

Harold Soref, British politician.
-- Anonymous User  3/2/2016
Harold and the Purple Crayon was a popular children's book and then TV series.
-- Anonymous User  4/9/2016
A truly fine name. Makes me think of an English Gentlemen. The name was used by many notable people such as Prime Ministers Harold Macmillan and Harold Wilson. Harold Pinter is another. In fiction you have Harold the Helicopter from Thomas the Tank Engine, Harold Francis "Dirty Harry" Callahan and Harold Steptoe. It has a classic feel to it and I'm happy to see it is still in the top 1000.
-- Mr.Cheese  7/11/2016
Harold Allan Clarke, lead singer of the British band the Hollies. He was born in 1942 and started going by "Allan" around 1962 when he decided that Harold was not a Rock 'n Roll name. Affectionately nicknamed "Hadge" and "Clarkie" in his younger days. He released an album in 1972 titled "My Real Name is 'arold".
-- SorrySylvester  7/24/2016

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