The meaning is alright, but I hate this name, how can it fit anybody? I hate it as well as it is a surname. If you name your child old man, disgusting names like Arnold, Lee, etc, you are a horrible parent, mean and cruel!
Stars123  2/22/2021
No! I hate this name. Yucky spelling and pronunciation.
Stars123  1/14/2021
Very solid and dependable.
noisynora  11/7/2020
Arnold is also used in the country of Georgia, though it is extremely rare there... and always has been. It is written as არნოლდ in Georgian.

The best known Georgian bearer was the linguist and philologist Arnold Chikobava (1898-1985): (in English).
Lucille  6/12/2020
According to, there are 60 people in the U.S. named Arnold Arnold.
Kosta  6/5/2019
It does sound old and grumpy indeed, but in a funny and harmless way. It also reminds me of almonds.
Hushpuppy  3/16/2019
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Arnold who is registered male with the Social Security Administration. It is the 701st most common male first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
The meaning is cool, but it sounds very old fashioned.
kayisforkeen  8/17/2018
Arnold is a family name for me. Every year we attend the Arnold Family Reunion at a South Carolina State Park. My new grandson is not only an Arnold descendent but is an Arnaud! His proud papa is the Arnaud, so he has a double dose of the Eagle heritage.
newbattleaxe  8/9/2018
Arnold Weber is one of the co-founders of Westworld in the TV series "Westworld". Robert Ford created Bernard Lowe in Arnold's image; their names are actually anagrams of each other.
― Anonymous User  3/13/2018
English: The Eagle rules
In German : Der Adler waltet oder verwaltet.
SiSu  12/26/2017
Arnold Shortman was a protagonist on Nickelodeon's "Hey Arnold!"
hazed-pastel  7/25/2017
Also a Hungarian name. Pronounced: AWR-nold.
HerculePoirot  7/22/2016
The name Arnold was given to 95 boys born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/18/2016
As much as I dislike Arnold Schwarzenegger and Benedict Arnold, I can't help but love the meaning of this name. Eagle power. Man that's badass. Plus Hey Arnold! Was one of my favorite shows growing up.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2016
My name is Arnold and I'm pretty sure it does mean eagle power or something similar because I remember getting a book mark with my name and meaning on it when I was like 10 or 12 (I'm 32 now) and it said "Strong as an Eagle".
DevAJS  8/21/2015
Sounds like an old, grumpy man's name to me.
Alexanna  8/18/2014
Arnold the Pit Bull, a character in Tiny Toon Adventures.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2014
The name Arnold was given to 88 baby boys born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/20/2013
Another famous bearer is Arnold Palmer, legendary golf star and creator of some delicious drinks :)
― Anonymous User  7/20/2013
A famous bearer of this name is Arnold Rothstein, known for his gambling and notoriously conspiring in baseball's Black Sox Scandal, where in 1919, the World Series was fixed.

He is also a character played by Michael Stuhlbarg, on Boardwalk Empire.
Liza4783  7/24/2012
Arnold Böcklin (1827-1901) was a Swiss painter.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2011
Arnold Schoenberg -great Austrian composer and inventor of atonal music.
Anton  3/8/2010
This is a Polish variant, too.
― Anonymous User  1/5/2009
I don't like any of the names that end in ld - Arnold, Ronald or Donald. They sound wimpy and old fashioned. Also, unfortunately too many of they have been associated with cartoon characters.
KayeKiLa  8/13/2008
Arnold Schwarzenegger has utterly ruined this name for me. He's the only Arnold I can think of, so the name is ruined. I hate the silly nickname Arnie too.
slight night shiver  5/15/2008
Arnold Layne is a Pink Floyd song about a cross-dresser.
Pippin  3/20/2008
Site says from German, 'eagle' -- RIGHT. Plus 'wald' for power. -- WRONG. Wald in German means forest or woods. Arnwald means eagle woods. There are places in Germany and Austria with exactly this name.
Arnwald  1/10/2008
Other famous bearers of this name, besides Messrs Ridley and Schwarzenegger, include British playwright Arnold Bennett (1867-1931), British composer Sir Arnold Bax (1883-1953), the two Arnold Toynbees who were uncle and nephew, and American golfer Arnold Palmer (b. 1929). The younger Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975) was a British historian.  9/1/2007
The elder Arnold Toynbee (1852-1883) was an English economic historian while his nephew Arnold Joseph Toynbee (1889-1975) was a universal historian.  10/9/2007
Arnold is the name of a student in Joanna Cole's Magic School Bus series. He's the only child in Ms. Frizzle's class who doesn't like the field trips.
Atarah Derek  8/17/2007
Hey Arnold! is an American animated television series that aired from October 7, 1996 until June 8, 2004 on Nickelodeon.
rainxxxgurl  4/15/2007
Apart from the Terminator himself, known for catchphrases such as "Hasta la vista, baby" and "I'll be back", the name itself (in England, at least) otherwise reminds me of a marrow-loving old grandad with a pipe in his mouth and going to the Salvation Army somewhere in England.

It is also the name of English playwright and actor Arnold Ridley (1896-1984), who played Pte. Godfrey in Dad's Army.  3/3/2007
Arnold J. Rimmer is a character´s name in the British TV show "Red Dwarf". He is played by Chris Barrie.
Maggie_Simpson  10/2/2006
Arnold is the name of city in Maryland (USA), which I so happen to live in.
pink_floyd_fan  8/1/2006
Famous bearer: Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Terminator!
foxsurfergirl  4/9/2005

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