Meaning:place of plenty
The French girl’s name Acadia means “place of plenty.” Acadia is the given name of a colony of New France in northeastern North America. You might think that this name sounds magical, like something out of a story and you would be right. Giovanni da Verrazzano is an explorer who was accredited with the naming of Acadia on his 16th-century map. He got the name Acadia from the Greek word Arcadia. In Greek mythology, Arcadia was a wonderful place in which Pan, dryads, and nymphs resided. So if your little one reminds you of a beautiful nymph peacefully living in her land, the name Acadia could be a charming representation of this cute comparison.
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