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Boy Name: Arden

Name: Arden
Pronunciation: \a-rden, ar-den\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Arden's also a girl name)
Meaning: great forest
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Ardian, Jorden, Worden, Warden
Variant forms: Ard, Arda, Ardie, Ardin, Ardon, Ardy, Arrden
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1080
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 11920


Arden \a-rden, ar-den\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Arden), is pronounced ARD-en. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Arden is "great forest". Also possibly "ardent, enthusiastic". Surname of Shakespeare's mother, and also the name of the magically beautiful forest in Shakespeare's "As You Like It".

Arden has 7 variant forms: Ard, Arda, Ardie, Ardin, Ardon, Ardy and Arrden.

Baby names that sound like Arden are Ardian, Jorden, Worden and Warden.

View a list of the 3 names that reference Arden.


Arden is a somewhat popular first name for men (#1080 out of 1220) and an even more popular surname or last name for both men and women (#11920 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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