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Arrow is a unique modern baby name suitable for both girls and boys. Universal in its appeal, the name Arrow has unmatched charm among celebrities and within popular culture. Arrow is the stage name of calypso musician Alphonsus Cassell, and Arrow is also the name of a primary superhero in the DC Comics universe. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the Name Arrow

Arrow derives from the Old English word ærwe (meaning “arc”). The word descended from the Proto-Germanic arkhwo and contextually meant “belonging to the bow.” It ultimately referred to the fin-stabilized projectile missile that humans have used (along with the complementary bow) since the Middle Stone Age.

Arrow means “missile” or “arc.” Throughout history, bows and arrows served essential functions in hunting, warfare, and astrology. In addition, the intercultural recognition of the arrow has played an important role in cartography, signage, and wayfinding. The universal symbol of the arrow is the chevron (or pointer) affixed to a line segment to indicate direction.

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Nicknames for Arrow

The name Arrow evokes feelings of diligence and determination. A traditional nickname for Arrow includes “Ari” or “Rowy” but feel free to come up with a nickname that's unique to the person in your life. However, we've come up with a list of names below to help you get inspired:

  • Ari
  • Arie 
  • Row
  • Rowie
  • Rowy
  • AA

Arrow Name Details

Style: Modern

Gender: Neutral

Pronunciation: AHR-row

Syllables: Two

Alternative Spelling for Arrow

  • Aaro
  • Aryo
  • Arryo

Arrow Name Popularity

According to the Social Security Administration index, Arrow was the 1,238th most popular name for boys in 2020. Arrow was also the 2,028th baby name for girls the same year.

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Great Middle Names for Arrow and Their Meanings

  • Austin (great, magnificent, exalted, venerable)
  • Benoit (blessed)
  • Clark (scribe, scholar, clerk)
  • Channing (young wolf, church officiant, wise counsel)
  • Emrys (everlasting, immortal)
  • Fallon (leader, superior, ruler)
  • Faith (trust, confidence, belief)
  • Jane (God is gracious)
  • Magnus (great)
  • Sage (wise, prophet, learned, herb)
  • Silas (forest, wood)
  • Willa (resolute protector, strong-willed warrior)

Famous People Named Arrow

  • Arrow Rhodes Ackles (son of actor Jensen Ross Ackles)
  • Arrow Iron Cloud (musician)
  • Arrow Eve Reynolds (daughter of singer Daniel Coulter Reynolds)
  • Arrow de Wilde (actress and singer)
  • Arrow D'Oro Leon Zappa (son of writer Shana Muldoon Zappa)
  • Arrow (stage name of musician Alphonsus Celestine Edmund Cassell)
  • Arrow (superhero in the Centaur Comics universe)
  • Arrow Books (imprint of Random House)
  • Green Arrow (main character in the DC Comics universe)
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