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Gender: Male Meaning of Arvid: "eagle-tree" Origin of Arvid: Norwegian

The name Arvid is a boy's name of Scandinavian, Swedish, Norwegian origin meaning "eagle-tree". Arvid and is often added to lists like Boy Names Uncommon in the US and discussed in our forums with posts like "Totally, Kinda, or No Way?".

From the experts:

Arvid, a Scandinavian name that's virtually unknown in the US, is in the Swedish Top 20. It might make a handsome, unusual choice for a parent in search of an original yet traditional A name.

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Famous People Named Arvid

Arvid Bernhard Horn, Count of Ekebyholm, Swedish soldier, diplomat, and politician
Arvid Carlsson, Swedish scientist
Arvid Harnack, German jurist, economist, and resistance fighter in Nazi Germany
Arvid E. Gillstrom, Swedish film director and screenwriter
Salomon Arvid Achates Lindman, Swedish Rear Admiral, Industrialist and conservative politician

Pop Culture References for the name Arvid

Arv, Arvad, Arve, Arvie


avle Says:


It's derived from Old Norse words arn and viðr meaning eagle and tree. Put the two words together you get Arnviðr meaning forest of the eagles.

RoddyThlayli Says:


Maybe a tree where eagles nest?

EW314 Says:


I like the sound, but I don't understand the meaning... Eagle-tree? What is that?