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Origin and Meaning of Arcadia

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ar*ca"di*a
  1. A mountainous and picturesque district of Greece, in the heart of the Peloponnesus, whose people were distinguished for contentment and rural happiness.
  2. Fig.: Any region or scene of simple pleasure and untroubled quiet."Where the cow is, there is Arcadia." [J. Burroughs.]

Etymology: L. Arcadia, Gr. �

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A department of Greece in the central Peloponnese

From Ancient Greek Ἀρκαδία (Arkadía).

  1. A district or a prefecture in the central and mid SE Peloponnese that has a population of more than 110,000. Tripoli is the capital and a main city with a population over 22,000.
  2. A mountainous region of ancient Greece.
  3. A city in California, USA.
  4. A city in Louisiana, USA.
  5. A city in Missouri, USA.
  6. An ideal region of rural and idyllic contentment.

Arcadia was also found in the following language(s): Spanish

Notable Persons Named Arcadia

Arcadia was given the name Arcadia Bandini by her parent Juan Bandini in 1825 in San Diego. She breathed her last breath in 1912.


Arcadia was born on April 3rd, 0400. She left this life in 444.


Arcadia Toe is a soccer player for the Urana FC, Al-Wahda SC (Tripoli), Al-Ittihad Club (Tripoli), Guangzhou Matsunichi F.C., Sisaket F.C., Abahani Limited (Dhaka), Muktijoddha Sangsad KC, Kelantan FA, Al Shabab (Dubai), Dubai CSC, and Liberia national football team. Arcadia was born on August 20th, 1982 in Yekepa.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Arcadia

Arcadia was born on April 3rd, 0400. She left this life in 444.


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Popularity of Arcadia as a last name

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Common last names for Arcadia

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  • Vazquez
  • Diaz
  • Martinez
  • Ramos
  • Baez

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arcadia U.S.
  White 21.78% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 76.73% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arcadia

People with the last name Arcadia are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Arcadia

  • How Popular is the name Arcadia? Arcadia is the 16,617th most popular name of all time. As a last name Arcadia was the 91,221st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Arcadia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 484 babies born with the first name Arcadia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arcadia to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arcadia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Arcadia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arcadia is Monday, October 15th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Arcadia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arcadia was in 2017 with a total of 26 babies.
  • Random Arcadia Factoid: According to the 1944 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arcadia is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1944.
  • Weird things about the name Arcadia: Your name in reverse order is Aidacra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Cadaair. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arcadia? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 202 people with the last name Arcadia.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arcadia? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Arcadia as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.4m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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