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What does Ariane mean?

Ariane Pronunciation of Ariane [ar-i-ane] as a girls' name has its roots in Greek and Welsh, and the name Ariane means "most holy; silver". Ariane is a version of Ariadne (Greek). Mythology: Ariadne. Ariane is also a form of Ariana (Welsh).

Associated with: greek, silver.


Ariane has 4 variants: Arene, Arianne, Aryane and Aryanne.

11 more alternative forms via Ariadne, Ariana: Aria, Ariadna, Arianie, Arianna, Arieana, Ariette, Arionna, Arriana, Aryana, Aryanie and Aryanna.

Creative forms:
(female) Aliane, Aniane, ..

(male) Ariabe, Arians, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ariane Ivanna (A.I.), ..

How popular is Ariane?

Ariane is a somewhat popular first name for women (#3045 out of 4276, Top 71%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Ariane entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #1306 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is presently at #1641. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Ariane (#1641 the previous year) are Aria (#29 the previous year), Ariana (#46), Arianna (#56), Aryanna (#717), Ariadne (#765), Aryana (#835), Ariadna (#1650), Arianne, Arionna and Arriana. Other variants, like Arianie, are seldom used. These relations of Ariane were at the height of their popularity less than a decade ago (adoption of 1.5%) and have remained as popular to this day (adoption 1.4%, 11% less). Ariana is a perennial favorite, though Aria is currently the preferred form.

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

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

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

Similar Names

Ariane is pronounced similarly to Aeran, Aerenne, Aerin, Aerynne, Airin, Aren, Arin, Arinne, Arwen, Arwyn, Aryn, Aurene, Eirian, Erene, Erienne, Erin, Erinn, Erinne, Irene, Irine, Orane and Oriane. Other recommended names are Adine, Adrian, Adriana, Adriane, Adrianne, Adriene, Aine, Airina, Alane, Albane, Aliana, Aline, Arakne (see Arachne), Aram, Ardene, Ardine, Arena, Argene, Ariah, Arianwen, Arie, Arina, Arisje, Arjane, Arlan, Arlana, Arlene, Arliene, Arline, Arlyne, Armande, Armani, Armine, Armyne, Arna, Aruna, Asianne, Auriana, Briana, Briand, Briane, Briann, Brianne, Dariane, Diane, Doriane, Eliane, Iliane, Mariane, Oriana, Rhiane, Riane and Trine. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ariane.

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