[ ahr-chuh-bawld, -buh ld ]
/ ˈɑr tʃəˌbɔld, -bəld /


a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “distinguished and bold.” Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for archibald


masc. proper name, from Old High German Erchanbald, literally "genuine bold," from erchan "genuine" + bald (see bold). Archie, British World War I military slang for "German anti-aircraft fire" (1915) supposedly is from black humor of airmen dodging hostile fire and thinking of the refrain of a popular music hall song, "Archibald, certainly not!"

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper