Meaning: “of the Ardiaei.”
The name is derived from the name of an ancient Illyrian tribe known as the Ardiaei. Their homeland was believed to be located along the Naretva river in present day Bosnia & Herzogivina.
Traditionally, the Albanians pride themselves as being the direct descendant of the Illyrians, and this is one of their many patriotic names. Its feminine form is Ardiana.
Currently, Ardian is the 464th most popular male name in Germany, (2011). Other forms are Ardjan and Ardijan.