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What does Arel mean?

Arel Pronunciation of Arel [arel] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Arel means "lion of God". Arel is an alternate spelling of Ariel (Hebrew): biblical place name for Jerusalem.

Associated with: lion.


Arel has 8 variants: Aeriel, Aeriell, Airel, Airyel, Airyell, Ariell, Aryel and Aryell.

3 more relations via Ariel: Ari, Arie and Arik.

Creative forms:
(male) Alel, Aral, ..

(female) Aral, Arsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Arel Devonte (A.D.), ..

How popular is Arel?

Arel is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#24007 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Arel (not in Top 2000) are Ari (#402 from recent data), Ariel (#598), Arik and Arie. Other forms, like Airyell, are uncommon. These forms of Arel were at the apex of their popularity in 2015 (median #1250). Ariel is a constant favorite, though Ari has grown popular as well. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ari, Arie, Ariel, Arik in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Arel is pronounced similarly to Aurel, Erol, Errol, Erryl, Eryle, Oral, Orel, Oriel, Orrel and Uriel. Other recommended names are Abe, Abel, Abell, Abriel, Abyel, Acel, Acey, Adael, Adal, Ade, Adel, Akil, Aksel, Aled, Amel, Amer, Ames, Anwel, Arda, Ardel, Ardell, Ardly, Ardy, Arek, Aren, Ares, Arese, Arlea, Arles, Arley, Arlo, Arly, Arn, Arnd, Arnel, Arnell, Arnet, Arney, Arrlo, Art, Arthel, Arun, Ase, Askel, Atreo, Aureli, Aurelo, Avel, Averel, Avrel, Axe, Axel, Ayren, Azarel, Azryel, Dael, Del, Edel, Gael, Harel, Mel, Niel, Peel, Ruel and Yoel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Arel.

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