Arcadie is the French form of Arcadia, the feminine form of Arcadius which is the Latinized form of Arkadios meaning “of Arcadia”, referring to someone who came from a region in Greece called Arcadia and came to represent the idea of an unspoiled, pastoral wilderness. It seems to derive its name from Ancient Greek arktos meaning “bear” derived from a PIE root . In Greek mythology, the region received its name from Arcas, king of Arcadia and the son of the Greek god Zeus and the nymph Callisto, who was turned into a bear either by an angry Hera or by Zeus in an effort to protect her from his wife’s wrath.

Origin: Proto-Indo-European


Female forms:

  • Arcadia (Ancient Greek, English)
  • Arkadia (Ancient Greek, Greek, English)


Male forms:

  • Arkadiy (Russian)
  • Arkadi (Russian)
  • Arkady (Russian)
  • Arkadiusz (Polish)
  • Arkadios (Ancient Greek)
  • Arcadius (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Arcas (Latinized Ancient Greek)
  • Arkas (Ancient Greek)
  • Arcádio (Portuguese)
  • Arcadio (Spanish, Galician, Italian)


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