Arke Origin and Meaning

The name Arke is a girl's name meaning "swift".

Arke was the twin sister of the Greek rainbow goddess Iris. Arke is often associated with the seldom-seen, faded second rainbow. She had iridescent wings, which Zeus eventually took off her after she betrayed the Gods of Olympus. Arke can also be spelled Arce, but given the unfortunate mispronunciation that the 'c' spelling could lead to, we recommend you stick with this spelling.

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Arke in Pop Culture

  • ArkeGreek mythological daughter of Thaumas and fraternal twin sister of Iris, sometimes affiliated with the faded second rainbow seen in the shadow of the first, with iridescent wings.