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ˈɑr nldarnold

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Arnold, Matthew Arnoldnoun

    English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)

  2. Arnold, Benedict Arnoldnoun

    United States general and traitor in the American Revolution; in 1780 his plan to surrender West Point to the British was foiled (1741-1801)


  1. Arnoldnoun

    brought to England by Normans.

  2. Arnoldnoun

    Any of a number of places in the English-speaking world.

  3. Etymology: French saint's name from arn + wald.


  1. arnold

    Arnold is primarily used as a male name. Of Old German origin, it means "ruler, strong as an eagle". It is often popular in English and German-speaking countries. The name Arnold was popularized by famous personalities like Arnold Schwarzenegger, an Austrian-born American actor, filmmaker, businessman, and former professional bodybuilder and politician. In geographical terms, Arnold refers to various towns or cities in the United States and United Kingdom. In fitness, 'Arnold' can often refer to Arnold Schwarzenegger's fitness methods or exercise routines inspired from him. Thus, the term 'Arnold' largely depends on the context you're referring it to.


  1. Arnold

    Arnold is a market town and suburb of Nottingham, England. It is to the north-east of the city boundary, and is in the local government district of Gedling. It has only had a market since 1968, and had a number of factories associated with the hosiery industry. The town has a population of 35,900. Today Arnold forms part of Greater Nottingham lying to the north east of the city and in the local government Borough of Gedling. Arnold is a mixed area containing both private and council housing. Areas within Arnold include Daybrook, Woodthorpe, Redhill and Killisick. Arnold town centre has a diverse range of restaurants and bars and a choice of shops including big stores such as Sainsbury's and Asda and small independent businesses. Construction has also began on a new Healthcare Centre within the town centre. Schools in the town include Arnold Hill Academy and Coppice Farm Primary School.

Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers

  1. Arnold

    Of Brescia, a pupil of Abelard. He preached against the papal authority and the temporal power, and the vices of the clergy. He was condemned for heresy by a Lateran Council in 1139, and retired from Italy. He afterwards returned to Rome and renewed his exertions against sacerdotal oppression, and was eventually seized and burnt at Rome in 1155. Baronius calls him “the patriarch of political heretics.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Arnold is ranked #201 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Arnold surname appeared 138,893 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 47 would have the surname Arnold.

    81.2% or 112,878 total occurrences were White.
    13.3% or 18,528 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 3,347 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.8% or 2,597 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 792 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.5% or 764 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

Anagrams for Arnold »

  1. dralon

  2. Roland

  3. Ronald

  4. lardon

  5. androl

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arnold in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Arnold in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Arnold in a Sentence

  1. Kara Robinson in court:

    I was a little angry about that, my feelings have gone back and forth over the years to feeling relief that he killed himself because I never had to go to trial. I never had to sit in a courtroom and talk about all the details of what happened to me. I never have to worry about him getting out or anything like that. TOM ARNOLD ’S SISTER LORI DETAILS HOW SHE BECAME THE ‘ QUEEN OF METH ’ IN DOC : I NEEDED' TO FEEL ALIVE' Kara Robinson went on to pursue a career in law enforcement. ( Oxygen).

  2. Tandy Wilson:

    Memphis is a barbecue city, right? We're a meat-and-three city, i think that Arnold's Country Kitchen defines our city better than any other restaurant that we have.

  3. Caitlyn Jenner:

    I have so many people who mislabel me or only hold me to being a reality TV star or a very young woman. I think that’s the survivor in me and the overcomer. I take their ignorance and I turn that into gold for me, you have credible people like Arnold Schwarzenegger and Caitlyn Jenner who are from television. It's proof you can be anything.

  4. Rory McIlroy:

    As Arnold Palmer said, ‘Every person you meet, look them dead in the eye, give them the time of day.’ If Arnold were still around, he would be No. 1 in that impact program for the next 50 years because of just how he was with people, that's what's popular. It's being engaging. I don't really see anything else.

  5. Bryson DeChambeau:

    I want to win Augusta, all the majors, have the career Grand Slam and continue to win events, i've won Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus' event, and that's pretty cool. I want to eventually win [Tiger Woods' Genesis Invitational], and have all three of those. That'd be cool.

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