Archibald Name Meaning & Origin

Archibald

Pronunciation: AHR-chi-bahld (key)

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Archie

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Archie was the 35th most popular name for baby boys in England and Wales in 2007.
In the U.S. Archibald hasn't been in the top 1000 names since 1925; Archie, not since 1988. But with comedians Amy Poehler and Will Arnett naming their baby Archibald ("Archie") William Emerson Arnett (Oct. 2008), the name may experience a revival.

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Archie, Archy, Arch

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Of Norman French origin, from the Old German 'arch-bald', "bright + bold". The name was brought to England by the Normans and has long been associated with Scotland, where it first became common in the Middle Ages.

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Archibald Alexander Leach, the birth name of Cary Grant, actor.
Archibald William Emerson Arnett (b. 2008), son of American actress, voice artist, comedian, director, producer, and writer Amy Poehler and Canadian-American actor, voice actor, and comedian Will Arnett

Archibald in song, story & screen: | Edit

The given name of Captain Haddock from the Tintin comics is Archibald.
Archibald, Earl of Argyll, is a major character in Sir Walter Scott's ""Legend of Montrose".
Archibald "Archie" Andrews is the main character in the Archie comic book series.
Archibald "Archie" Beemis in the American Girl books Samantha; he becomes her grandfather
Archibald Blunt, the Great Detective, Hector Scruggs' pseudonym and character in his writings, in the internet comic blog The Greasers of Hazzick Flats. http://www.thegreasersofhazzickflats.blogspot.com

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