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

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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Pop Culture References for the name Arcadia

Cadia, Cadi, Arcadie, Cadie, Cady


lacicake Says:


I just read this and laughed so hard from joy! My 7 year old daughter's name is Arcadia, and even at 7, it's Arcadia or nothing. Zeus be with you if you call her Cadi. I love how you Arcadias are fiercely proud of your name. I wanted a beautiful name for my daughter, but for it to still be unusual. I had hoped she wouldn't hate it and she fiercely loves it, too. You rock, Arcadia!!! Thanks for sharing this. She read your comment and it made her eyes light up!

Strangechild Says:


My name is Arcadia. I never hear arcade, but that's probably because i'm used to it. I refuse to be nicknamed anything, it's Arcadia or nothing. I have a vicious hatred for people trying to nickname me. They all bother me, but nicknames like Cady, Arcy, or Dia bring forth murderous rage. I'm actually named after the character Arcadio in the book 100 years of solitude, and my sister's name is Aurelia, after the character Aureliano. I love my name and I have never met another person with the same name. I have a two-letter surname that works well with it, so yay!

dystopiarebelle Says:


All I can think of is "Arkadia" from the 100.

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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.