Harold

Male

Meaning

Commander

Origin

Norse

Pronunciation

/ˈhærəld/

Traits associated with the name Harold:

Dogs named Harold tend to be loving, loyal, resilient, and industrious. This name is also associated with companionship, and intelligence.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Harold?

Naming your dog Harold suggests that you have a fondness for traditional names and may have a classic, timeless style.

Is Harold a good dog name?

Harold has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. Harold isn't one of the most common names, so your dog will certainly stand out. If you love the name, you should pick it!

Popularity: Overall

2,576
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1,006
New York City Dog Name Database
1,201
Los Angeles Times 'Top Dogs'

Harold is not a popular dog name. That's great if you like to stand out from the crowd!

Popularity: Historical Trend

Harold was, in the past month, the 4124th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of April 2024, Harold is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

We've seen quite a lot of variation in rank for this name, which may suggest seasonal factors or interest driven by pop culture events.

In the past week, Harold was viewed 34 times, and liked 0 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Harold's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Harold is most adored in Wisconsin, Nevada and Colorado.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Virginia, Oregon and New York.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Harold.

Most popular breeds named Harold:

  1. American Pitbull Terrier
  2. Bearded Collie
  3. German Shepherd
  4. Rottweiler
  5. English Springer Spaniel

Harold is found in these categories:

grumpy dog names
grumpy

Harold sounds stern, like a dog who's always scowling.

british dog names
british

Associated with King Harold II, last Anglo-Saxon king of England.

scandinavian dog names
scandinavian

Derived from Old Norse, meaning "leader of an army".

old fashioned dog names
old-fashioned

Popular in the 1920s, less common among today's canine companions.

Dog names like Harold:

Home ruler
Battle warrior
Home ruler
31st President of the United States; in 1929 the stock market crashed and the economy collapsed and Hoover was defeated for reelection by Franklin Roosevelt (1874-1964)
Genuine, bold or brave
The son of Hugh
Harold dog name meaning

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