🔼The name Arnan in the Bible
The name Arnan occurs only once in the Bible. In 1 Chronicles 3:21 his sons are listed pretty much at the end of a long genealogy of Solomon. Arnan's sons are descendants of Hananiah, son of Zerubbabel, son of Pedaiah, son of Jeconiah, son of Jehoiakim, son of Josiah, son of Solomon.
🔼Etymology of the name Arnan
The name Arnan comes from the root group ארן ('rn):
The additional nun in the name Arnan is probably a remnant of the waw-nun extension that personalizes or localizes the action of the root-verb.
For a meaning of the name Arnan, Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names follows the proposals of Gesenius and Simonis and reads Nimble. NOBSE Study Bible Name List prefers the second possibility listed above and reads Strong.