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What does the name Arden mean?


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April 22, 2010 11:00PM

Arden is probably of Latin origin, from the word "ardent" (fervent or enthusiastic) and is also defined as a expansive wooded area, such as Robin-hood's Sherwood Forest or the Forests of Arden in central England, for example, where enthusiastic communities might thrive.

The British Forests of Arden were apparently home to the Knights Templar from 1162 until 1312, an ardent Order.

Shakespeare set "As You Like It" in the Forests of Arden, The town of Arden, Delaware took its name from this play.