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Gender: Male Meaning of Arne: "ruler; strong as an eagle" Origin of Arne: Dutch and Scandinavian variation of Arnold

The name Arne is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Dutch origin meaning "ruler; strong as an eagle". Arne and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Ruler or Royal and discussed in our forums with posts like "Change Two Letters".

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Works better as a full name than Arnie does as a nickname.

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Famous People Named Arne

Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education
Arne Emil Jacobsen, Danish architect
Arne Helge Carlson, American politician, 37th governor of Minnesota
Arne Friedrich, German footballer
Arne Dekke Eide Næss, Norwegian philosopher and ecologist
Arne Naess Jr., mountaineer, father of Evan Ross-Naess and Ross Naess
Arne (born Aadne Eivindsson) Garborg, Norwegian writer
Arne Nordheim, Norwegian composer
Arne Tiselius, winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry
Arne Feick, German footballer

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