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What does Arnau mean?

Arnau Pronunciation of Arnau 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)


VARIANTS Arny, Arno, Arnie, Arni, Arney, Arnault

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA ARNOLD Arend, Arn, Arnaldo, Arnaud, Arnauld, Arnd, Arndt, Arne, Arnel, Arnell, Arnot, Arnoud, Arnout

(male) Aonau, ..

(female) Arana, ..

Arnau Vernon (A.V.), ..

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?

Arnaldo, Arne, Arnell, Arnie, Arno and Arnold (#1591 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 (#1931, DOWN 97%). (2018 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 sound-alike 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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