a masculine name: dim. Hal
Origin of HaroldOld English Hereweald and Harald from Old Norse Haraldr, both from Germanic an unverified form Hariwald, literally , army chief from an unverified form harja-, army (OE here, Old High German heri) + an unverified form waldan, to rule: see wield
- died 1040; king of England (1035-40): son of Canutecalled Harold Hare′foot·
- 1022?-66; last Saxon king of England (1066): killed in the Battle of Hastings
- A male given name.