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What does Arny mean?

Arny Pronunciation of Arny [arny] as a name for boys. The meaning of Arny is "eagle ruler". Arny is a variant form of Arnold (Old French, Old German): from the phrase arn wald.

Associated with: eagle, ruler (king).


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

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

Creative forms:
(male) Arat, Aveny, ..

(female) Aray, Arnyi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arny Kale (A.K.), ..

How popular is Arny?

Arny is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for all people (#121058 out of 150436, Top 80%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Arne, Arnell, Arnie, Arno and Arnold (#1649 from current records) are the prominent varying forms of Arny (unlisted). Usage of these relations of Arny was well-received in the 1910s (average #1044) and has become significantly diminished since, with the form Arnold becoming less stylish. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Similar Names

Arny is pronounced similarly to Arnoe, Arnou, Arnoux, Arnow, Arnowe, Ernie and Erno. Other suggested similar names are Abby, Abey, Abna, Addy, Adney, Alby, Alfy, Algy, Alvy, Aly, Amby, Amry, Andy, Ani, Anno, Ara, Aram, Aran, Arand, Arch, Archy, Ard, Arda, Ardly, Ardy, Arek, Arel, Aren, Ares, Aric, Arie, Arik, Arin, Ario, Aris, Arjay, Arley, Arlo, Arly, Arlyn, Arnan, Arnat (see Arnett), Arnet, Arnon, Aron, Arrt (see Arthur), Arry, Arryo, Art, Arte, Arto, Arty, Arun, Arv, Arvy, Arvyn, Arwyn, Ary, Arye, Aryo, Augy, Avry, Barny, Berny, Birny (see Birney), Carny, Hany and Tony. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arny.

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