[ 2 syll. ar-(c)hie, arc-h-ie ] The baby boy name Archie is pronounced AARCH-iy- †. Archie has its origins in the Old English and Germanic languages. It is used largely in the German, English, and Scottish languages.
Archie is a diminutive of the English Archer in the German language.
Archie is also a diminutive of the English and Scottish Archibald.
Variant forms share both the origin and meaning of the name Archie.
Another variant form of Archie is the English and Scottish contraction Arch.
Archie is an all-time favorite. At present it is still somewhat popular as a baby boy name, but not as much as it was previously. At the modest height of its usage in 1907, 0.158% of baby boys were given the name Archie. It had a ranking of #98 then. The baby name has substantially declined in popularity since then, and is in recent years of only very light use. In 2018, it ranked at #992 with a usage of 0.011%. Within the family of boy names directly linked to Archie, Archer was the most frequently used. It was more commonly used than Archie by 8 times in 2018.
† Pronunciation for Archie: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; CH as in "cheese (CH.IY.Z)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"