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The name Arne originates from the old Norse word for "eagle" – arni.
The word arne also refers to the central stone on the floor of traditional Norwegian homes upon which the fire that provides the heating/cooking needs was lit. Similarly, the word "Arne", is used in Danish for the flame in a fireplace or old-fashioned oven or stove.
Arne as a forename
Notable people with forename Arne include:
- Arne Borg, a Swedish swimmer
- Arne Carlson an American politician
- Arne Dahl an American politician
- Arne Duncan, an American politician
- Arne Friedrich, a German professional footballer
- Arne Jacobsen, was a Danish architect and designer, exemplar of the "Danish Modern" style.
- Arne Næss, a Norwegian philosopher
- Arne Nordheim, a Norwegian composer
- Arne Sunde (1883 – 1972), Norwegian officer, Olympic shooter, and two-time President of the United Nations Security Council
- Arne Tiselius, Swedish biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate in 1948
- Arne Treholt, a Norwegian politician and diplomat convicted for treason during the Cold War
- John Arne Riise, Norwegian left fullback/left midfielder for Fulham F.C.
- Arne Anka, a Swedish comic strip
- Arne Saknussemm, the fictional Icelandic alchemist of Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth.
- Arne Magnusson, fictional, rude scientist from the game Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Arne as a surname
Notable people with surname Arne include:
- Thomas Arne (1710-1778), an English composer
- Michael Arne (1740–1786), English composer, son of Thomas
- Peter Arne (1920–1983), British actor
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