Usage English (Modern)
Pronounced Pron. ah-ree-son
Other Forms FormsArison, Arissen, Ariesen
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Contributor Contrib.armydad3_8 on 12/29/2009
From a Dutch surname that means "son of Aris". In The Netherlands, this name is never used as a first name, since Dutch law strictly prohibits the use of surnames as first names. Therefore, if this name is indeed sometimes used as a first name in the United States (where it *is* allowed to use surnames as first names), one should classify Arisen as an (American-)English first name.