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What does Arden mean?

Arden /ar-den/ 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.


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

Kreatif forms:
(female) Araden, Ardenna, ..

(male) Ardenny, Arton, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Arden for girls. Arden entered the list in 1930-1939 and reached its apex rank of #1039 in the U.S. in 2013, and is at #1056 presently. (2014 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.

Shown below is a comparison of the history of Arden and related names. Ardis is the only other popular varying form of Arden (#1056 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Arden was well-received among parents 84 years ago (usage of 0.02%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.01%, down 37%).

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 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.