Arador ('S. 'Lord of the Land'; ara "noble" + dor "land") was the fourteenth of the Chieftains of the Dúnedain.
Like his forefathers, he was raised by Elrond in Rivendell while his father Argonui dwelt in the wild.
Arador became the Chieftain of the Dúnedain in T.A. 2912 at the death of his father. This was after the Fell Winter, and great floods devastated Enedwaith and Minhiriath. The city of Tharbad at the southern end of the former realm of Arnor was ruined and deserted.
Arador died in 2930, when he was captured by Hill-Trolls north of Rivendell. He was followed by his young son Arathorn II.