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What does Ari mean?

Ari \a-ri\ as a girls' name (also used more commonly as boys' name Ari). Ari's name origin is Persian, and Ari means "brings rain". Ari is a derivative of Ara (Persian): also nickname of Arabella.


Ari has 2 variants: Aria and Arria.

Ari has 1 masculine form: Ary.


Ari is an unusual first name for women but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#93006 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of Ari and affiliated names. Prominent related forms of Ari (#unlisted) are Aria (#31 last year) and Ara. Adoption of these girl names is at its highest today (usage of 0.4845%), except for the version Ara which has become less trendy. Aria (#31) is the most trendy baby name here. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ara, Aria in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aria outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ari is pronounced similarly to Airi, Ariah, Arie, Ariya, Aura, Auria, Ira, Ora and Oria. Other suggested similar baby names are Abi, Abri, Adi, Agi, Aki, Ali, Ami, Arin, Aure and Bri. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ari.