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What does Arden mean?

Arden Pronunciation of Arden as a girls' name (also used less commonly 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.


ASSOCIATED WITH great, forest (tree), literary, beautiful, modern, surnames, queen


VARIANTS Ardeen, Ardena, Ardene, Ardenia, Ardin, Ardis

(female) Araden, ..

(male) Arge, ..

Arden Cambria (A.C.), ..

How popular is Arden?

Arden is an uncommonly occurring first name for females but a very prominent last name for all people (#13434 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Arden entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #912 in the U.S. in 2015, and is at #969 presently. (2016 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arden name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Ardis is the only other popular varying form of Arden (#969 FROM RECENT DATA) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Arden was well-received among parents 86 years ago (USAGE OF 0.02%) and is somewhat less today (USAGE 0.01%, DOWN 28%). Arden has been the most well-known version, while Ardis has become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arden, 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 and Yordan. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adan, Adde, Addey, Ade, Adeen, Adel, Aden, Adena, Adene, Adey, Adin, Adrien, Aidan, Aide, Aidee, Aiden, Aireen, Aldea, Aldene, Aleen, Ande, Andee, Andena, Anwen, Arda, Ardah, Ardea, Ardell, Ardia, Ardra, Ardys, Aren, Arena, Arene, Argene, Arie, Ariel, Arin, Arjean, Arlan, Arlea, Arlean, Arlee, Arleen, Arlen, Arlena, Arlene, Arlet, Arley, Arlyn, Armen, Arwen, Arwyn, Aryn, Aspen, Audan, Aude, Audene, Aven, Ayden, Aydenn, Breen, Bren, Carden, Eaden, Eden, Ireen, Iren, Jaden, Jorden, Treen and Wren. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arden.

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