August 30, 2014 § 1 Comment
Diminutive of “Archibald”, from Germanic, meaning “genuinely bold”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Arch, Archbold, Archembald, Archer, Archibald, Archibold, Archy, Ercanbald.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Archie Lambert, one of the children who delight in offering hospitality to those in need on the holiday, in “The Thanksgiving Guest”, from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).