Gender: Male Meaning of Arno: "eagle" Origin of Arno: German

Arno Origin and Meaning

The name Arno is a boy's name of German origin meaning "eagle".

Subtract the last two letters of Arnold, and you're left with a much more modern-sounding name. Arno is also the name of the main river in Florence, upon which sits the famed Ponte Vecchio. The Italian river name means "flowing water".

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Arno's International Variations

Arnoux, Arnou (French)


Loveislife23 Says:


Arno is a beautiful name, although the people around me would see it as too much of an Assassin's Creed reference (the protagonist in AC: Unity is named Arno). Nevertheless, it's short, strong, sweet and international.

RiteBrain Says:


My first name is Arno. My parents said they gave it to me because my last name was pretty long. Even though I pronounce my name clearly and make sure I don't even imply that it ends with "ld', people always hear the "ld" and think I'm saying that my name is Arnold. I gave up spelling it because they think I'm spelling "Arnl". How do you get an "ell" sound from "o" is beyond me. So now I say it's like "Arnold" but without the "ld" on the end. Even then, people will still mess it up - go figure. But once they know it's "Arno" they like the name, especially women.
I get asked a lot where it came from. I explain it's German, which I am (but 1st gen American born) and that one of my Grandfathers was named Arnold and my parents wanted something shorter. I love it when it says in the description that it's a more modern version of "Arnold" especially since I was given the name in the 1950's. I'm proud of the name and don't dare let anyone change it or give me a nickname like Arnie.