What does Arden mean?
Arden [ar-den] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Arden) is pronounced ARD-en. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Arden is "great forest". Also possibly "ardent, enthusiastic". Surname of Shakespeare's mother, and also the name of the magically beautiful forest in Shakespeare's "As You Like It".
(male) Aaden, Adden, ..
(female) Ardeno, .. Middle name pairings:
Arden Rockwell (A.R.), ..
How popular is Arden?
Arden is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1080 out of 1220, Top 89%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#13434 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Arden reached its peak position of #521 in the U.S. in the 1930s, and is presently at #1685. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Arden is pronounced similarly to Ardian, Warden and Worden. Other recommended names are Abdel, Adan▲, Ade, Adel, Aden, Aedan, Ahren, Aiden▲, Airen, Alden▲, Alen, Alten, Alven, Ander, Andon▼, Aran, Ardal, Ardel, Ardly, Arek, Aren, Arian▲, Ariel▲, Arien, Aries, Arjen, Arlan, Arlen▼, Arles, Arlin, Arllen, Arman, Armen, Armon, Arn, Arnan, Arnel, Arnet, Arney, Arren, Arrlen, Arsen, Arsene, Arte, Arvon, Arwin, Arwyn, Aryel, Asen, Auben, Auden, Aydan, Ayden▲, Ayken, Barden, Boden▲, Broden, Bryen, Caden, Dryden, Eaden, Eden▲, Eiden, Elden▼, Haden▼, Irven, Oren, Orren, Orsen, Paden, Ryden and Varden. These names tend to be less commonly used than Arden.See names in meaning and etymology.