Arek Meaning and Origin

Arek is a boy’s name of Hebrew origin meaning “high mountain; exalted, enlightened.” Alternatively, it is also a name of Polish origin and is a variant of the name Arkadiusz. In Polish, “Arek” is often used as a diminutive or affectionate form of the longer name. The name Arkadiusz has ancient roots and is believed to be of Greek origin, derived from “arkadios,” which means “of Arcadia.” The name Arek has its origins in Poland and other Slavic countries where names ending in “-ek” are common diminutive forms. It is typically used as a nickname for individuals with the name Arkadiusz, but it can also be used independently as a given name. As a diminutive form, it might not be as commonly used as the full name Arkadiusz. 

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  • Marek
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  • Oskar
  • Tadek
  • Stefan


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