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Meaning and Name Origin

Arden \a-rden, ar-den\ as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Arden) is pronounced AR-den. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Arden is "great forest". Literary: the Forest of Arden in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" was a magically beautiful place. Most famous in modern times as the surnames of cosmetics queen Elizabeth Arden and actress Eve Arden.


Arden has 6 variants: Ardeen, Ardena, Ardene, Ardenia, Ardin and Ardis.


Arden is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#11920 out of 88799, Top 13%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Arden and related names. Ardis is the only popular varying form of Arden (#unlisted). Adoption of this girl name reached its peak during 1920-1929 and has become significantly lower since, with the form Ardis becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ardis in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arden and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Arden is alike in pronunciation to Ardine. Other recommended similar baby names are Aden, Aiden, Ardea, Aren, Arlen, Armen, Arwen and Ayden. Like Arden, these names are not commonly used.