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First name origin & meaning:

Old German: Commander

First name variations: Hereld, Harry, Hal, Hiraldo, Harild, Haryld, Herald, Herold, Heronim, Heryld, Harolda, Harrel, Harrell, Heroldo, Herlad, Herrold, Herrick, Herryck

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. English: from the Old English personal name Hereweald, its Old Norse equivalent Haraldr, or the Continental form Herold introduced to Britain by the Normans. These all go back to a Germanic personal name composed of the elements heri, hari ‘army’ + wald ‘rule’, which is attested in Europe from an early date; the Roman historian Tacitus records a certain Cariovalda, chief of the Germanic tribe of the Batavi, as early as the 1st century ad.
  2. English: occupational name for a herald, Middle English herau(l)d (Old French herau(l)t, from a Germanic compound of the same elements as above, used as a common noun).
  3. German: from a personal name equivalent to 1.
  4. Irish: this name is of direct Norse origin (see 1), but is also occasionally a variant of Harrell and Hurrell.

Famous people with this first name: Harold Ramis

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