Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, announced on Tuesday that they have named their child Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. The newest royal baby, who was born on Monday, is seventh in line to the English throne. According to The BBC, the name has no previous connections to the royal family, and means “genuine,” “bold,” or “brave.”
Now that Archie has been named, as with most popular faces in the royal family, there is a real likelihood that the name “Archie” will become synonymous with him, personally. But Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor is far from the world’s only well-known Archie. A list of a few of the other ones, both real and fictional, follows.
Archie Bunker is a fictional character on the 1970s TV series All in the Family. Bunker was played by Carroll O’Connor, and is a family man and blue collar worker who frequently expressed bigoted sentiments, most notably in arguments with his son-in-law, Mike. Mike was famously portrayed by Rob Reiner.
The fictional star of the long-running Archie comics, which date back to 1941, Archie Andrews is a lovable everyman. Archie Andrews has been featured in media ranging from comic books to movies to the current live-action TV series, Riverdale.
Archie Manning is a former quarterback who is legendary in the realm of college football. He went on to play 13 years in the NFL. Two of his sons, Peyton Manning and Eli Manning, went on to win two Super Bowls each.
Another football standout, Archie Griffin became the first and only player to win the Heisman Trophy twice. His awards came as he played for Ohio State in the mid-1970s. Also played seven seasons in the NFL, for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Archibald ‘Moonlight’ Graham
Archibald Graham played in a single major league baseball game — for the New York Giants — in 1905. He was never brought to bat, and later retired to become a small-town doctor in Minnesota. His story was fictionalized in W.P. Kinsella’s novel Shoeless Joe, and its movie adaptation, Field of Dreams. In Field of Dreams, Graham was played by Frank Whaley as a young man, and by Burt Lancaster as an old man.
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were introduced to the newborn son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle. Ms Doria Ragland was also present. The Duke & Duchess of Sussex are delighted to announce that they have named their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. pic.twitter.com/PaHVhPlUl5
— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 8, 2019
Archibald Cox was a Harvard Law School professor. He was also the Watergate special prosecutor who was famously fired by President Richard Nixon during the “Saturday Night Massacre,” in 1973. Cox died at age 92, in 2004.
Archie Panjabi is a British actress, best known for her role on The Good Wife. She also appeared in Bend It Like Beckham and various other movies.
Archie Jones is a fictional character — real name Alfred Archibald Jones — in Zadie Smith’s famed 2000 novel White Teeth.
Archie Moore was boxer in the 20th century, one who held the world light heavyweight championship for ten years — between 1952 and 1962. He also worked as a trainer for Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. Moore passed away in 1998.