"valley of the eagle; high"

Arden Origin and Meaning

The name Arden is both a boy's name and a girl's name of English origin meaning "valley of the eagle; high".
Arden, the name of the magical forest in Shakespeare's As You Like It, is a stylish A name with a strong, straightforward image. Another reason to love Arden: its similarity to "ardent." Arden is solidly unisex, with the current gender distribution running about 60 percent girls and 40 percent boys.

A locational surname name deriving from several places in England, there are multiple legitimate derivations for this name. One is from Old English earn "eagle" + denu "valley", while another is from the Celtic ard meaning "high".

As a girls' name, Arden's only appearance on the US Top 1000 list has been the three year period from 1929 to 1931. That is, until it reentered the popularity charts in 2015. It's been flirting with the bottom of the Top 1000 since then, hopping on and off the US list from year to year. But we do predict this name will begin to start climbing more steading.

Arden is more familiar as a surname, as in cosmetics entrepreneur Elizabeth and actress Eve, and the narrative poem by Tennyson, Enoch Arden. Shakespeare's mother was Mary Arden.

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Famous People Named Arden

  • Arden ChoAmerican actress, YouTube singer
  • Arden Rose RicksAmerican YouTube vlogger
  • Arden MyrinAmerican actress
  • Elizabeth ArdenCanadian,American businesswoman
  • Jann ArdenCanadian singer
  • Eve ArdenAmerican actress
  • Ardendaughter of celebrity chef Edward Lee

Arden in Pop Culture

  • Ardencharacter in TV series "Down the Shore"
  • Ardencharacter in novel 'Eve'
  • "Enoch Arden" narrative poem by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  • Arden B.women's clothing store
  • Ardenthe magical forest in "As You Like It"
  • Ardennesforest and mountain range in Europe