Origin of AcadiaFrench Acadia, probably from Archadia, name given by Verrazano (1524), after Arcadia, place of rural peace
- (history) A colonial territory owned by France in the 17th and early 18th centuries, spanning over what is now northeast USA and the Maritime provinces of eastern Canada (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland)
- Acadia National Park, a national park in Maine
- A parish in southern Louisiana settled by Acadian exiles.
From Italian Archadia (1520), possibly from Ancient Greek Ἀρκαδία (Arkadia, “a place of rural peace in pastoral poetry”), or possibly from Mi'kmaq akadie (“fertile land”).