- a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “distinguished and bold.”
Examples from the Web for archibald
Jim Doyle was the uncommunicative spokesman for Archibald Cox and Leon Jaworski at the Watergate Special Prosecution Force.Newsweek’s Watergate Legacy
December 29, 2012
First in the line is Miles Archibald Romney, born in Dalton in 1806.Mitt Romney’s British Mormon Ancestors
January 31, 2012
Grant was born as Archibald Leach, to a mentally ill woman and a working-class pants presser in Bristol, England.The Secret of Don Draper's Sex Appeal
July 22, 2010
He rejected the names Richardson put forward until he got the one he wanted: Archibald Cox.How Kennedy Brought Down Nixon
September 13, 2009
"I recognise the place," said Archibald, depositing his things on the trunk.
"Come now, surely we can get over that difficulty," said Archibald eagerly.
"She is perfectly sweet and beautiful as well as clever," went on Archibald.
"I am sorry we are not to have the pleasure," said Archibald.
Diana opened the green baize door, and Archibald struck a light.
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!"