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What does Ariella mean?

Ariella Pronunciation of Ariella [ariel-la] as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Ariella is "lion of God". Ariella is an alternate spelling of Ariel (Hebrew): biblical place name for Jerusalem.

Associated with: lion.


Ariella has 3 variants: Aeriela, Ariela and Ariellia.

7 more related forms via Ariel: Aeriel, Aeriell, Arie, Ariele, Ariell, Arielle and Ariellel.

Creative forms:
(female) Arala, Ariala, ..

(male) Arielo, Ariley, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ariella Jaelyn (A.J.), ..

How popular is Ariella?

Ariella is an unusual first name for females. Ariella is an equally uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Ariella was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #386 in the U.S. in 2014, and is at #401 presently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Ariella (#401 a year ago) are Aeriel, Arie (#1937 a year ago), Ariel (#137), Ariela (#1453), Ariell and Arielle (#352). Usage of these relations of Ariella was more pronounced in the year 1991 (usage of 0.4%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.3%, down 32.1%). Ariella is the most trendy birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ariella, Aeriel, Arie, Ariel, Ariela in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ariell, Arielle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ariella and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ariella is alike in pronunciation to Arela, Areli, Arelie, Arella, Aurelia, Aurellia, Aureola, Auriella, Orela, Orelia, Orella, Oriella, Orilla, Oriola, Uriela, Uriella and Uriyella. Other suggested similar names are Abella, Abiela, Abrielle, Adella, Adiella, Adrielle, Agnella (see Agnes), Ahdella, Airlea, Airlia, Akiela, Angella, Aniela, Arabella, Arbela, Arbell, Arbella, Arbelle, Arcelia, Arcilla, Ardelia, Ardell, Ardella, Ardelle, Arelle, Arely, Argelia, Aricela, Aricella, Aricelly (see Araceli), Arieana, Aristella, Arla, Arlea, Arnelle, Arvilla, Aubriella, Aurelle, Auriel, Aurielle, Aviela, Aviella, Axella, Brielle, Criolla (see Creola), Diella, Grisella, Mariella, Muriella, Orbella, Orielda, Orielle, Priela, Priella and Ursella. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ariella.

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