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The name Harold is of Old English origin, and means army ruler.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Harold has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Harold
Use of the Name Harold for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
545,044 98,642 16,504 4,105 1,825 681 340
The table below indicates the number of times the name Harold has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Harold
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880116113  
1881104121  
1882115127  
1883117108  
188485191  
188582201  
188678224  
188761279  
188870298  
188957340  
189047408  
189142419  
189237583  
189334566  
189432690  
189529753  
189623862  
189721859  
189822964  
189919914  
1900201,251  
190121916  
1902191,077  
1903201,064  
1904201,186  
1905201,258  
1906171,330  
1907171,451  
1908171,538  
1909161,723  
1910181,903  
1911162,443  
1912135,096  
1913136,150  
1914147,55896138
19151210,441  
19161310,700  
19171211,21388861
19181312,202  
19191312,00883271
19201213,67589866
19211213,80385475
19221313,59294662
19231313,87697059
19241314,13683481
19251413,56679985
19261413,29876290
19271413,197720100
19281412,66775589
19291611,64270599
19301811,63186469
19311810,66586564
19321810,42790261
1933189,532  
1934189,908  
1935209,147  
1936218,631  
1937218,524  
1938238,543  
1939238,298  
1940238,091  
1941248,093  
1942278,551  
1943278,637  
1944277,936  
1945287,521  
1946338,351  
1947358,860  
1948368,121  
1949427,791  
1950457,194  
1951467,136  
1952516,956  
1953566,546  
1954616,332  
1955636,071  
1956715,948  
1957745,760  
1958845,133  
1959884,931  
1960924,677  
1961954,426  
1962954,227  
1963954,099  
1964983,872  
1965993,538  
1966993,315  
19671032,958  
19681082,837  
19691162,774  
19701222,720  
19711302,387  
19721322,024  
19731401,815  
19741461,682  
19751531,589  
19761621,436  
19771671,436  
19781901,240  
19791951,243  
19802071,185  
19812221,097  
19822241,045  
1983239938  
1984253863  
1985259854  
1986269802  
1987271802  
1988290799  
1989308777  
1990324771  
1991353682  
1992355666  
1993381602  
1994439516  
1995441519  
1996440509  
1997491433  
1998514407  
1999513412  
2000535407  
2001556376  
2002587361  
2003608341  
2004616340  
Totals:  545,044 1,170

During the last 125 years, parents have used Harold as a boy's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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Boy Name Harold