Meaning Of The Name Archie | Baby Names | Kidadl


Discover the origin, meaning and pronunciation of the name Archie.

The name Archie has a German origin and the meaning of Archie is ‘brave’, ‘genuine’ or ‘bold’. It was traditionally a shorter version of the name Archibald. The name Archibald comes from 'Ercanbald', an Old High German name. ‘Ercan’ translated to ‘genuine’ and ‘bald’ translated to ‘bold’. However, with the name Archibald falling in popularity, now Archie is a name within its own right. The name also has an alternate meaning, taken from the word ‘archer’. Up until recent years, the most well known Archie was Archie Andrews, the lead character in the Archie comics. Beginning in 1939, these well-loved comics followed Archie and a group of his friends as they navigated through high school and their teenage years. The name has traditionally been more popular in Great Britain than in the United States. In 2017 it was the 18th most popular boy's name in the UK and it has been in the top 50 since 2003. In 2019 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex named their son and firstborn Archie, and since then this name has gained even more fame.


Archie is most often associated with the gender: male.

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A-R-C-H-I-E , is a 6-letter male given name.

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