What does Ariel mean?
Biblical place name for Jerusalem. Literary: Shakespeare gave the name to a prankish spirit in "The Tempest". Ariel was also made popular in modern times as the name of the mermaid in Walt Disney's cartoon feature film "The Little Mermaid". Arielle is a modern coinage.
Ariel has 1 masculine form: Ari.Kreatif forms:
(female) Aralay, Arialay, ..
(male) Aral, Arielo, ..
How popular is Ariel?
Ariel is a very popular first name for females (#1113 out of 4276, Top 26%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#46331 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name statistics of Ariel for girls. Ariel was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its top rank of #66 in the U.S. in the year 1991, and is currently at #133. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Ariel and related names. Aeriel, Arie, Ariela (#1534 via latest list), Ariell, Ariella (#386) and Arielle (#339) are the popular related forms of Ariel (#133 via latest list). These forms of Ariel reached the peak of their popularity 23 years ago (adoption of 0.4%) and are somewhat less common today (adoption 0.3%, down 33%). Ariel is the continual favorite, although Ariella seems to be gaining favor too.
Ariel is pronounced similarly to Arelle, Aural, Aurel, Auriel, Aurielle, Auriol, Eiriol, Orel, Oriel, Orielle and Oriole. Other suggested similar names are Abiela, Abigel, Abril, Adel, Adie, Adrie, Adrien, Agie, Akiela, Alie, Amel, Amie▼, Amiee, Amil, Angel, Aniela, Anjel, April▼, Aprill, Arabel, Arbela, Arbell, Ardea, Arden, Arela, Areli, Arely▲, Aren, Ari, Aria▲, Ariah▲, Arica, Aricela, Ariceli, Arika, Arin, Arina, Ariya▲, Ariza, Arlea, Arlee, Arlen, Arlet, Arley, Arlie, Armen, Arrie, Artie▼, Arwen, Avie, Aviela, Avrie, Avriel, Avril, Avrill, Cariel, Grisel, Grizel, Jeriel, Loriel, Mariel, Meriel, Muriel▼ and Orbel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ariel.