What does Ariane mean?
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).
(female) Aliane, Aniane, ..
(male) Ariabe, Arians, .. Middle name pairings:
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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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.