Meaning and Origin of: Arne

Boy name origins & meanings

  • German : Eagle and powerful

Family name origins & meanings

  • Northern English and Swedish : from the medieval personal nameArne, a short form of Arnold or, in Scandinavia, any of the many other Norse names of which arn ‘eagle’ is the first element, for example Arnbjörn, Arnfinn, andArnsten.
  • Norwegian : habitational name from a farmstead in western Norway, so named from a fjord name meaning ‘the streaming’, ‘the fjord with the waves’.
  • English : habitational name from Arne, a place in Dorset, which is most probably named with Old English ærn ‘building’, ‘house’.