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Gender: F Meaning of Arden: "valley of the eagle" Origin of Arden: English Arden's Popularity in 2015: #912

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.

Famous People Named Arden

Elizabeth Arden, Canadian-American businesswoman
Arden Myrin, American actress
Jann Arden, Canadian singer
Eve Arden, American actress (took her stage surname from Elizabeth Arden who herself took Arden from the poem Enoch Arden)

Pop Culture References for the name Arden

Arden, Nevada
Ardennes, forest and mountain range in Europe
Dr. Arthur Arden, character in "American Horror Story: Asylum"
Arden, character in TV series "Down the Shore"
Arden, from the novel 'Eve'
Arden B., women's clothing store
Arden, the magical forest in "As You Like It"
Arden Cho, YouTube singer, actress
Arden Rose, YouTube vlogger and beauty guru

Ardyn, Ardon, Ardis, Ardine, Ardina, Ardene, Ardin, Ardi, Ardeena, Ardenia, Ardena, Ardynn, Ardeen, Ardynne

Arden's International Variations

Arddun (Welsh)