Meaning and Name Origin
Arda \a-rda, ar-da\ as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Arda) has the meaning "great forest". Arda is a variation of Arden (Latin): also possibly "ardent, enthusiastic". Only rarely used as a name for kids.
Arda is an unusual given name for males. Arda is an equally unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed analysis of the popularity of Arda and related names. The only prominent varying form of Arda (#unlisted) is Arden. Adoption of this boy name reached its highest during the years 1930-1939 and is now much less, with the form Arden becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)