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What does Arn mean?

Arn Pronunciation of Arn [arn] as a boys' name has the meaning "eagle ruler". Arn is an alternate form of Arnold (Old French, Old German): from the phrase arn wald.

Associated with: eagle, ruler (king).


Arn has 1 variant: Arne.

15 more alternative forms via Arnold: Arend, Arnau, Arnaud, Arnd, Arndt, Arnel, Arnell, Arney, Arni, Arnie, Arno, Arnot, Arnoud, Arnout and Arny.

Creative forms:
(male) Aarn, Airn, ..

(female) Ane, Arra, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arn Rudy (A.R.), ..

How popular is Arn?

Arn is an uncommonly occurring first name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#29543 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Arnold (#1649 from current records), Arno, Arnie, Arnell and Arne are the popular related forms of Arn (unlisted) listed in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Arn was common among parents a century ago (average #1044) and has become significantly diminished since (#1929, down 98%), with the form Arnold falling out of fashion. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arne, Arnell, Arnie, Arno, Arnold in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Arn is pronounced similarly to Ern. Other recommended names are Ara, Aran, Ard, Aren, Ari, Arin, Aron, Art, Arun, Arv and Ary. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arn.

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