Armenian Names: Aren

In Armenian, the name literally translates to “from God” or one depicting a divine gift. Most older Armenian names start with Ar, a symbol of our identity and the powers we worshiped long before Christianity. Ar was the sun god and the main deity of the Armenian people, from whence we were defined as the children of God. Following the theories that the Indo-European proto-homeland was indeed in the lands known to us as the Armenian Highland, it’s not so strange a thought that it would be a name used in different parts of the world, albeit rarely in the present day. In Danish, Nigerian and German, it means Eagle. In Norse and Scandinavian, it means the ruler like an eagle. The latter language also uses it to symbolize peace. It is Gaelic for Ireland. In Hebrew, it’s a variant of Aaron, meaning a mountain of strength.

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