Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. AHR-chi-bawld

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 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(Ancient Germanic)


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Entry updated January 21, 2022