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Arnau

What does Arnau mean?

Arnau Pronunciation of Arnau [ar-nau] as a boys' name means "eagle ruler". Arnau is a Spanish, Catalan form of Arnold (Old French, Old German): from the phrase arn wald.

Associated with: eagle, ruler (king).

Variations

Arnau has 6 variants: Arnault, Arney, Arni, Arnie, Arno and Arny.

13 more alternative forms via Arnold: Arend, Arn, Arnaldo, Arnaud, Arnauld, Arnd, Arndt, Arne, Arnel, Arnell, Arnot, Arnoud and Arnout.

Creative forms:
(male) Aonau, Aunau, ..

(female) Arana, Arnah, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arnau Keshawn (A.K.), ..

How popular is Arnau?

Arnau is an uncommonly occurring given name for males but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#55971 out of 150436, Top 37%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Arnaldo, Arne, Arnell, Arnie, Arno and Arnold (#1649 the previous year) are the popular variation forms of Arnau (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Arney, are uncommon. Usage of these relations of Arnau reached its most widespread during 1910-1919 (median #1203) and has become significantly lower since (#1941, down 98%). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Similar Names

Arnau is pronounced similarly to Arnoe, Arnou, Arnoux, Arnow, Arnowe, Ernie and Erno. Other recommended names are Abna, Abnar, Adnah, Adnan, Analu, Annan, Ara, Aram, Aran, Arda, Ardal, Arian, Arjay, Arlan, Arman, Arnald, Arnan, Arnat (see Arnett), Arnet, Arnon, Arpad, Arram, Arran, Arvad and Donau. These names tend to be more frequently used than Arnau.

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