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Boy Names Starting with Ar-

Ar- baby names and what they mean, with 83 results. Usage of these boy names reached its apex in the 1880s (USAGE OF 1.8%) and is now much diminished (USAGE 0.6%, DOWN 68%), with names such as Arlen becoming somewhat outmoded. The most fashionable boy names here are Arlo (#278), Archer (#239), Ares (#563), Ari (#374) and Ariel (#585), while Armas (TOP 5%) and Argo (5%) are conventional Ar- surnames. Here is the list of Ar- names for girls.

Ar- names

Ara - Ardon | Arduino - Arjuna | Arlan - Arnett | Arni - Arvid | Arvin - Ary

Ara - Ardon


Derivative of Armenian language. Ara was a legendary Armenian king. Less widespread today. Ara last appeared in 1970-1979 in the Top 2000. Cross-gender use.

Arry, Aroldo, Aralt, Araldo
Var. of Harold. Stems fr. Scandinavian, Old English languages. "Army ruler." Unconventional, but Araldo, Aroldo are comparable to popular -ldo last names Anzaldo (UPPER 23%), Ansaldo (50%).

Aram and variants

Aram, var. Arram
Source fr. Assyrian language. "High." Aram and Arram became less popular last year, dropping -256 rankings as children's names with Aram leading the fall.


In fiction, the famous swordsman from .. Less widespread today. Aramis last appeared in 2006 in the Top 2000.

Aaron and variants

Arun, Arron, Arran, Aronne, Arnie, Aron, Arin, Ari, Arend, Arek, Aren, Arand, Aran
Forms of Aaron. Based on Hebrew language. "Mountain of strength." Usage of Aran, Ari, etc. as baby names in 2018 was up 12.1% compared to a year ago.

Arcadio, var. Arkady, Arkadius, Arkadios, Arkadi, Arcadios, Arcadius
Origin fr. Spanish, Greek. Ancient place name .. Arkadius and variants are rarely found as first names, and Arcadio exists frequently (UPPER 100%) as a last name.

Arcelio, var. Aricelius, Aricelio, Arcelius
Derived fr. Spanish, Latin elements. "Altar of heaven." Arcelio, Arcelius, etc. are not Top 2000 names.

Archard, var. Archerd
Origin fr. Anglo German language. "Holy, powerful." Archard and Archerd are infrequently used men's names, and Archard is found often (TOP 65%) as a surname.

Archelaus, var. Arkelaus, Arkelaos, Archelaios
Origin fr. Greek language. "The people's ruler." Unconventional. Archelaus and variants are not found in the US Demographics.


Root fr. Latin element. "Bowman." Common, with usage of 0.088% for Archer as a boys' name in 2018, higher than 0.079% a year ago. See also Archard.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ar- names: Ara, Aram, Aramis, Arch, Archer

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ar- names: Archibald, Archie, Ardell, Arden, Aren

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ar- names: Ari, Arin, Arnie, Aron, Arron, Arun

Archibald and variants

Archibald, var. Arquimbaldo, Arquibaldo, Archy, Archimbaldo, Archie1, Archimbald, Archibold, Archibaldo, Archer2, Archaimbaud, Archambault, Arch
Source fr. Old French, Old German languages. "Genuine, bold, brave." Archibald and variants became more popular in 2018, rising +193 rankings as children's names with Archie leading the rise.


Derived fr. English, Old German elements. "Genuine, bold, brave." Usage of Archie as a boys' name in 2018 was up 33.7% compared to the previous year. See also Arch.

Archimedes, var. Arquimedes, Arkimedes
Derived fr. Greek. "Contemplating, pondering." Not in Top 2000.

Ardal, var. Ardghal
Derivative of Irish, Gaelic word. "High or bear-like valor." Ardan is a marginally prominent baby name.

Ardell and variants

Ardell, var. Ardel
Possibly from Latin meaning eager, burning .. Adoption of Ardel and variants was higher during 1920-1929.

Arden and variants

Arden1, var. Arrden, Ardy, Ardon1, Ardin, Arda, Ardie, Ard
Stems fr. Latin element. "Great forest." Ard (TOP 3%), Arden (9%) and Ardon (11%) appear commonly as last names.

Root fr. Albanian, Italian elements. Name of a king of the .. Unusual as a boys' name, but Ardian is comparable to the more familiar Arden.

Ardley, var. Ardsly, Ardsley, Ardly
Derived fr. Old English. "Home-lover's meadow." Not in popularity charts.

Ardmore, var. Ardmorr
Derivative of Latin language. "More zealous." Admore and Ardmory are creative forms.

Ardon2, var. Arden2
Derivative of Hebrew. "Bronze." Used widely as boys' names, Ardon and Arden are comparable to the popular Aren.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for Ar- names for boys.

1. Ara - Ardon
Ara, Harold [Arry, Aroldo, ..], Aram [Arram], Aramis, Aaron [Arun, Arron, ..], Arcadio [Arkady, Arkadius, ..], Arcelio [Aricelio, Aricelius, ..], Archard [Archerd], Archelaus [Arkelaus, Arkelaos, ..], Archer, Archibald [Arquibaldo, Arquimbaldo, ..], Archie, Archimedes [Arkimedes, Arquimedes], Ardal [Ardghal], Ardell [Ardel], Arden [Ardy, Arrden, ..], Ardian, Ardley [Ardsly, Ardsley, ..], Ardmore [Ardmorr], Ardon [Arden]

Arduino, Ares, Orestes [Aresty], Argento [Argentio, Argentino], Argus [Argos], Argyle [Argyll], Ari [Ary, Arye, ..], Eric [Arric, Arrick, ..], Aric [Arrick, Arrict, ..], Ariel [Aryel, Aryell, ..], Aries [Arese, Ariese, ..], Arion [Aryon, Arien, ..], Aris [Arris], Aristeo [Aristo, Aristos, ..], Aristides [Aristide, Aristeides, ..], Aristotle [Ary, Arri, ..], Arius, Arjay, Adrian [Arjen], Arjuna [Arjun]

Erland [Arlan], Orlando [Arlando], Harley [Arley, Arleigh, ..], Arledge [Arrledge, Arlledge, ..], Arlen [Arrlen, Arllen, ..], Arley [Arly, Arlie, ..], Arliss, Arlo [Arrlo, Arlowe, ..], Harlow [Arlo], Arman [Armani, Armante], Herman [Armin, Armino, ..], Armand [Armondo, Armonde, ..], Armani [Armahni], Armin [Arminlo, Arminius, ..], Armon [Armoni], Armstrong, Arnan, Arnaud [Arnault, Arnauld, ..], Arne [Arni, Arnie, ..], Arnett [Arnot, Arnott, ..]

Arni, Arno [Arnow, Arnowe, ..], Arnold [Arny, Arnout, ..], Arnon, Aron, Arran [Arron, Arrin, ..], Arrigo, Henry [Arrigo], Arrio [Aryo, Arryo, ..], Arrow, Arsenio [Arsino, Arsinio, ..], Art, Artair, Artemas [Arty, Artimus, ..], Arthel, Arthur [Arty, Artus, ..], Arun, Arundel [Arundell, Arundale, ..], Arvad [Arvie, Arvid, ..], Arvid

Arvin [Arwyn, Arwin, ..], Arvind, Ary [Arye, Aryeh]

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