Meaning and Origin of: Herold

Boy name origins & meanings

  • Old German : Commander

Family name origins & meanings

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