What does Ariadne mean?
Ariadne [ari-adne] as a girls' 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.
(female) Aliadne, Aniadne, ..
(male) Ariadar, Ariton, .. Middle name pairings:
Ariadne Leticia (A.L.), ..
How popular is Ariadne?
Ariadne is an uncommon first name for women. Ariadne is an equally rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Ariadne entered the list in 2011 and reached its peak rank of #765 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Aria (#29 a year ago), Ariana (#46), Arianna (#56), Aryanna (#717), Aryana (#835), Ariane (#1641), Ariadna (#1650) and Arianne are the prominent varying forms of Ariadne (#765 a year ago). Adoption of these relations of Ariadne was at its apex in the year 2014 (median #821) and has remained as conventional to this day (#859, 10.7% less usage). The more fashionable birth names here are Aria, Ariana, Ariadne, Aryana, Aryanna and Arianna.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Abiline, Abriana, Abrienne, Adilene, Adine, Adriana, Adriane, Adrianne▼, Adriene, Adrienne▼, Aidee, Ailene, Alaine, Alayne, Alianna▲, Aline▼, Alisanne, Allaine, Allayne, Amadee, Arachne, Arakne (see Arachne), Arcadie, Ardene, Ardine, Argene, Ariah▲, Arianwen, Arie, Arin, Arina, Arinne, Arisje, Arjane, Arlan, Arlene▼, Arlenne, Arline▼, Arluene, Arlyne, Armande, Armine, Armyne, Arriana, Arthene, Asianne, Aubrianne, Auriana, Brayne, Briane, Brianne▼, Brienne, Brione, Brittne, Bryanne, Corianne, Dariane, Diane▼, Dianne▼, Dorianne, Eliane, Elianne, Gerianne, Irine, Krisanne, Liahne, Liane, Lianne, Lorianne, Mariane, Oriane, Rhiane, Tiane, Tianne and Trine. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ariadne.See names in meaning and etymology.