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Gender: Female Meaning of Arcadia: "region offering peace and contentment" Origin of Arcadia: Greek

The name Arcadia is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "region offering peace and contentment". Arcadia and is often added to lists like Badass Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "This or That~ Triplets".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Arcadia

Pop Culture References for the name Arcadia

Arcadia, a region in Greece named after the legendary prince Arcas (son of Zeus by Callisto), from Greek arkos "a bear"
"Arcadia," play by Tom Stoppard
"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)
Arcadia, city on the planet Gallifrey in the BBC series "Doctor Who"
Arcadia, city in Los Angeles County, California
Arcadia Bay, the setting of the video game "Life Is Strange," based on Tillamook Bay
"Arcadia," song by The Kite String Tangle

Cadia, Cadi, Arcadie, Cadie, Cady


LaulenaG Says:



Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I was 15 when I joined this site. I definitely knew what an arcade was then, too. In fact, I even have a comment further down from around that time where I mentioned it...

mamanmia Says:


name of a retirement home near me so unfortunately that is all i can think of

mamanmia Says:


Nope, i'm 15 (classified as a kid?) and people in my school would definitely know what an arcade is

autumnreverie Says:


I prefer Acadia.

Bobcat108 Says:


For some reason the r-sound makes this name difficult for me to say...maybe because I'm just used to Acadia being an East Coaster. The nn Cady makes me think of the classic children's book Caddie Woodlawn.

danirose01 Says:


I feel like kids nowadays don't even know what an arcade is. I might be wrong, but I thought a lot of the arcades went away after the 90s and early 2000s with the rise of computer gaming.

danirose01 Says:


I would use Ari as a nickname instead of Cady, but I love this name

snowsbeloved Says:


I live too close to Arcadia, CA for this name to work. My husband and I would get so much flack...

lesliemarion Says:


Any name on the planet is a pleasant alternative to Neveah, but this one is especially lovely.

LawsonSandy2010 Says:


I adore this name, it's on my list. I prefer the nickname Dia to Cady though.

SoDallas3 Says:


If it wasn't for the fact that she'll get nicknamed "Cadie/Cady" I would really like this.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I really like this name, it's similar to Acacia but prettier and more unique. I love the meaning as well.

writtenmania Says:


City of Arcadia, home to the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.

mabespark Says:


I wish I could stop seeing 'arcade', but really, that's all I can hear. Too bad, because this really is a pretty name.

NaomiNY Says:


This name sounds and looks pretty :)

Myosotis Says:


I really want to like this! It looks so pretty, but I can only hear Arcadian/Arcade. So annoying!

MaryKathryn Says:


I rather like this name, I think I can look past the "arcade" sound.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


All I hear is Arcade, as in video games. I don't like it.

Orchid_Lover Says:


This could be a beautiful springtime nature-type name, especially with a simple surname.