The name is from an old Magyar word meaning “seed”. It was the name of a 9th-century Hungarian hero, who led the Magyars into the area of what is now Hungary. In 2005, it stood as the 81st most popular male name in Hungary. An obscure feminine form is Árpádina. The designated name-days in Hungary are: January 5, March 31, April 7 and December 11.
Australia supermodel Elle MacPherson and her husband Arpad Arky Busson named their son Arpad Flynn (1998).