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Baby name advice from Jennifer Moss, founder of BabyNames.com. Have a question for Jennifer? E-mail it to question@babynames.com

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Hi Jennifer,

I am due in 4 weeks and still have not found a name for little boy!!!! Well today I heard a name but cant seem to find the meaning of it anywhere. I love it but not quiet sure if I want to choose it till I know the background of it. The name is Arsyn. Help Please!!!


Dear Amanda,

Arsyn is an alternate spelling of the name Arsen, which is a form of the Greek name Arsenio/Arsenios. It means “virile” in Greek.

Unfortunately, though, the name is a homonym of the word ARSON, meaning “The criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property.” I would highly advise against using this name for your child.

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