a masculine name
Origin of ArnoldGerman from Old High German Aranold from Germanic an unverified form Arnwald, literally , strong as an eagle from an unverified form aran, eagle (from source Middle Low German arn: see erne) + an unverified form waltan, to rule (from source German walten: see wield) from source Medieval Latin Arnoldus, French Arnaud, Middle English Arnett
- 1741-1801; Am. Revolutionary general who became a traitor
- 1822-88; Eng. poet, essayist, & critic
- 1795-1842; Eng. educator: father of Matthew
French saint's name from Proto-Germanic *arô (“eagle”) + *waldaz (“ruler”) .