Arden, the name of the magical forest in Shakespeare's As You Like It, is poised to join the other A names on the popularity list, with its strong, straightforward image. Another reason to love Arden: its similarity to "ardent." Arden is a name with a unisex feel that also embodies the best feminine qualities: a winner.
As a girls' name, Arden's only appearance on the US Top 1000 list has been the three year period from 1929 to 1931. That is, until it reentered the popularity charts in 2015.
Arden is more familiar as a surname, as in cosmetics entrepreneur Elizabeth and actress Eve, and the narrative poem by Tennyson, Enoch Arden. Shakespeare's mother was Mary Arden.