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What does Ares mean?

Ares \a-res\ as a boys' name is of Greek origin. Greek mythology: Ares was the god of war, and one of the lovers of Aphrodite, goddess of beauty. He was known as Mars in Roman mythology.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Aries.


Ares has 1 feminine form: Eris.


Ares is a rare first name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#23796 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Ares for boys. Ares entered the list in 2013 and reached its highest rank of #781 in the U.S. in the year 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ares name in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ares is alike in pronunciation to Ayers. Other recommended similar baby names are Ames, Arch, Arek, Arel, Aren, Arese, Aric, Ariese, Arik, Aris, Arius, Arles and Arris. Like Ares, these names are not frequently used.