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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *Harjawaldaz, equivalent to Old English here (army) + weald (ruler).

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Harold (plural Harolds)

  1. A male given name.
    • 1882 Alfred Tennyson: The Promise of May:
      For I have heard the Steers / Had land in Saxon times; and your own name / Of Harold sounds so English and so old / I am sure you must be proud of it.
    • 1984 Ruth Rendell: The Killing Doll Pantheon Books →ISBN page 42:
      She called her husband Hal because no one else had ever done so and it had a dashing ring, rather out of keeping with Harold's appearance.
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Harold (plural Harolds)

  1. A particular format of improvised theater.