Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AHR-chi-bawld  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from the Germanic name Ercanbald, composed of the elements erkan meaning "pure, holy, genuine" and bald meaning "bold, brave". The first element was altered due to the influence of Greek names beginning with the element ἀρχός (archos) meaning "master". The Normans brought this name to England. It first became common in Scotland in the Middle Ages (sometimes used to Anglicize the Gaelic name Gilleasbuig, for unknown reasons).

Related Names

DiminutivesArchie(Scottish) Archie(English)
Other Languages & CulturesArchembald, Ercanbald(Germanic)


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Entry updated December 7, 2022