Meaning and Origin of: Herold

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Old German : Commander

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : variant of Harold.
  • German, Dutch, and French : from the Germanic personal name Hari(o)wald (see Harold 1).
  • French (Hérold) : status name for a herald, Old French herau(l)t (see Harold 2).
  • Jewish (Ashkenazic) : ornamental name from German Herold ‘herald’ (see 3).