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Girl Name: Arden

Name: Arden
Pronunciation: \a-rden, ar-den\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Arden's also a boy name)
Meaning: great forest
Origin: Latin
Sounds Like: Ardine, Jorden
Variant forms: Ardeen, Ardena, Ardene, Ardenia, Ardin, Ardis
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 11920


Arden \a-rden, ar-den\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's name Arden), is pronounced AR-den. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Arden is "great forest". Literary: the Forest of Arden in Shakespeare's "As You Like It" was a magically beautiful place. Most famous in modern times as the surnames of cosmetics queen Elizabeth Arden and actress Eve Arden.

Arden has 6 variant forms: Ardeen, Ardena, Ardene, Ardenia, Ardin and Ardis.

Baby names that sound like Arden are Ardine and Jorden.

View a list of the 2 names that reference Arden.


Arden is not a popular first name for women but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#11920 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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