Popularity:10039
Origin:Latin
Other Origin(s):Dutch
Meaning:Native of; From Adria; Dull black, dark
Arjen is a boy’s name of Latin origin. Made famous by Arjen Robben, a former Dutch professional footballer who is widely regarded as one of the greatest wingers and players of his time, it’s become a common name in the Netherlands. It’s also a variant of Adrian, and both spellings draw from Adrianus, which means “native of” or “from Adria,” a place near Venice. Adria is also associated with the Latin ater meaning “dull black,” or “dark” in reference to the dark sands along the coast of the Adriatic Sea. So, if you were looking for a name fitting for a son of the soil, this is the apt one of the lot.
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