Arvid is a popular name in Scandanavian countries, as well as in Lithuania and Iran. It hasn't been a top 1,000 baby name for boys in the United States since the 1940s, but new parents are showing interest in the name, and we could easily see it making a comeback. Arvid sound great with classic middle names, and it has a nice strong meaning that could be symbolic to American parents.

Meaning of the name Arvid:

Norse: Forest of eagles or eagle tree

Origin of the name Arvid:

Arvid is derived from an Old Norse name, Arnviðr. The name is made up of the elements “arn,” which means “eagle” and “viðr,” which means “tree.”

Symbolism of the name Arvid:

Because Arvid is associated with eagles, many new parents in the United States may see it as a symbol of their patriotism. The eagle is also said to symbolize strength, rebirth, and immortality.

Style of the name Arvid:


Gender of the name Arvid:

Arvid is a boy's baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Arvid:


Number of syllables in the name Arvid:


Emotion evoked from the name Arvid:

The baby name Arvid evokes images of someone who is creative and hard-working.

Alternative spellings for the name Arvid:

  • Arved
  • Arnvid
  • Arvyd

Nicknames for the name Arvid:

Popularity of the name Arvid:

According to the Social Security Administration, Arvid was a top 1,000 baby name for boys up until around 1946. It last ranked at number 879 in 1946.

Related names for the name Arvid:

Great middle names for Arvid and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Arvid:

  • Arvydas Sabonis (basketball player)
  • Arvid Posse (former prime minister of Sweden)
  • Arvid Nyholm (artist)
  • Arvid Lundberg (hockey player)
  • Arvid Järnefelt (writer)

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