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ContributorContrib.Lucille on 10/5/2016
Meaning & History
Short form of given names containing the Germanic element aran
meaning "eagle", such as Arnolda
. In that respect, one could basically consider it to be the feminine equivalent of Ard
. However, the name can also be a short form of names ending in -arda
(which is often derived from Germanic hard
meaning "brave, hardy"), such as Bernarda
A known bearer of this name is the Dutch left-wing politician Arda Gerkens (b. 1965).