"region offering peace and contentment"

Arcadia Origin and Meaning

The name Arcadia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "region offering peace and contentment".

Arcadia, a name for an unspoiled paradise, makes an attractive secular alternative to Nevaeh or Eden. For parents who want an unusual name with a friendlier nickname, Arcadia has the advantage of cute Cady.

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Arcadia in Pop Culture

  • "Arcadia" play by Tom Stoppard
  • Arcadiaa region in Greece named after the legendary prince Arcas (son of Zeus by Callisto), from Greek arkos "a bear"
  • "Joan of Arcadia" TV series
  • "Et in Arcadia ego" Latin quote (from Virgil) meaning "I am even in Arcadia," a well,known memento mori (even in paradise, there is death, and death comes to us all)
  • Arcadiacity on the planet Gallifrey in the BBC series "Doctor Who"
  • Arcadiacity in Los Angeles County, California
  • Arcadia Baythe setting of the video game "Life Is Strange," based on Tillamook Bay
  • "Arcadia" song by The Kite String Tangle
  • "Arkcadia" name of encampment set up by Skaikru in the CW series "the 100"

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