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What does Arnie mean?

Arnie Pronunciation of Arnie [arnie] as a name for boys has its roots in Hebrew and Old Norse, and the name Arnie means "mountain of strength; eagle". Arnie is an alternate spelling of Aaron (Hebrew): from the Hebrew "har-on". Arnie is also a derivative of Arne (Old Norse): also form of Arnold.

Associated with: norse, mountain, strength, eagle.


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

24 more different relations via Aaron, Arne, Arnold: Aarin, Aran, Arand, Arek, Aren, Arend, Ari, Arin, Arn, Arnaud, Arnd, Arndt, Arnel, Arnell, Arnot, Arnoud, Arnout, Aron, Aronne, Arran, Arron, Arun, Erin and Ronnie.

Creative forms:
(male) Arnee, Aunie, ..

(female) Arce, Argie, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arnie Amar (A.A.), ..

How popular is Arnie?

Arnie is an uncommon first name for men. Arnie is also a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Arnie reached its top rank of #1270 in the U.S. in the 1960s, but is not ranked at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arnie name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Arnie outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Aaron (#52 in 2015), Aren, Ari (#402), Arin, Arne, Arnell, Arno, Arnold (#1649), Aron (#739), Arran, Arron, Arun, Erin and Ronnie (#771) are the popular variation forms of Arnie ranked in the Top 2000. These forms of Arnie were favored 35 years ago (median #1292) and are somewhat less conventional today (#1574, down 48%). Aaron is more universally found than the rest, although Ari appears to be gaining popularity too, while forms such as Arron used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arnie, Aaron, Aren, Ari, Arin in U.S.

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arron, Arun, Erin, Ronnie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aaron, Aron, Arran, Ronnie outside U.S.

Similar Names

Arnie is pronounced similarly to Arnoe, Arnou, Arnoux, Arnow, Arnowe, Ernie and Erno. Other suggested similar names are Abbie, Abie, Acie, Addie, Albie, Alfie, Algie, Allie, Alvie, Ambie, Andie, Ange, Angie, Ani, Anse, Archie, Ardie, Ardin, Arese, Aric, Arie, Ariel, Arien, Aries, Arik, Ario, Aris, Arlie, Arlin, Armin, Arnan, Arnat (see Arnett), Arnet, Arnon, Arri, Arric, Arrin, Arrio, Arris, Arte, Artie, Arvid, Arvie, Arvin, Arvis, Arwin, Arye, Audie, Augie, Barnie, Bernie, Birnie, Burnie, Danie, Erie, Erlie and Tonie. These names tend to be more frequently used than Arnie.

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