"valley of the eagle; high"

Arden Origin and Meaning

The name Arden is a girl's name of English origin meaning "valley of the eagle; high".

Arden, the name of the magical forest in Shakespeare's As You Like It, is a stylish A name with a strong, straightforward image. Another reason to love Arden: its similarity to "ardent." Arden is solidly unisex, with the current gender distribution running about 60 percent girls and 40 percent boys.

A locational surname name deriving from several places in England, there are multiple legitimate derivations for this name. One is from Old English earn "eagle" + denu "valley", while another is from the Celtic ard meaning "high".

As a girls' name, Arden has been flirting with the bottom of the Top 1000 in recent years, hopping on and off the US list. A solid Nameberry favorite, this name should begin climbing more steadily.

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.

# 952 in the US

Arden Rank in US Top 1000

# 71 on Nameberry

Arden Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Arden Popularity

Famous People Named Arden

  • Arden ChoAmerican actress, YouTube singer
  • Arden Rose RicksAmerican YouTube vlogger
  • Arden MyrinAmerican actress
  • Elizabeth ArdenCanadian,American businesswoman
  • Jann ArdenCanadian singer
  • Eve ArdenAmerican actress
  • Ardendaughter of celebrity chef Edward Lee

Arden in Pop Culture

  • Ardencharacter in TV series "Down the Shore"
  • Ardencharacter in novel 'Eve'
  • "Enoch Arden" narrative poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Arden B.women's clothing store
  • Ardenthe magical forest in "As You Like It"
  • Ardennesforest and mountain range in Europe