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What does Ariadne mean?

Ariadne Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: greek, mythology, king (queen), play (opera).


Ariadne has 14 variants: Arene, Aria, Ariadna, Ariana, Ariane, Arianie, Arianna, Arianne, Ariette, Aryana, Aryane, Aryanie, Aryanna and Aryanne.

Creative forms:
(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ariadne name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ariadne, Aria, Ariadna, Ariana, Ariane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Arianna, Arianne, Aryana, Aryanna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aria, Ariana, Arianna outside U.S.