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Ariadne meaning and name origin
Ariadne \a-riad-ne, ari(a)-dne\ as a girl's name is pronounced ar-ee-AHD-nee. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Ariadne is "most holy". Mythology: Ariadne, daughter of Cretan king Minos, helped Theseus escape from the Cretan labyrinth. Saint Ariadne of Phrygia (second century) was a slave who became a martyr. Also the subject and title of a Richard Strauss play. Arianne and Arianna are the French and Italian versions now also used in the English-speaking world.
Ariadne has 14 variant forms: Arene, Aria, Ariadna, Ariana, Ariane, Arianie, Arianna, Arianne, Ariette, Aryana, Aryane, Aryanie, Aryanna and Aryanne.
Baby names that sound like Ariadne are Ardine, Ardene and Arthene.
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Popularity of Ariadne
Ariadne is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people. (1990 U.S. Census)
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