Harold: baby boy name meaning and popularity


An Old English name derived from Hereweald, meaning "ruler of the army." Your little Harold might rule over his green plastic army guys, but the rules might change when he leaves them all over the house and you step on one barefoot.


Harry, Hal.

Famous people named Harold:

Actors Harold Lloyd, Harold Perrineau, and Harold "Hal" Smith; film producer/director Harold "Hal" Roach; playwright Harold Pinter; poet Harold Norse; literary critic Harold Bloom.

Fun fact:

The composer of the famous song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" was named Harold Arlen.

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