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What does Ares mean?

Ares Pronunciation of Ares [ares] 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.

Related boy name: Aries.

Associated with: greek, mythology, war, beauty (handsome), roman.


1 feminine form: Eris.

Creative forms:
(male) Ades, Ales, ..

(female) Aresi, Arsi, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ares Ford (A.F.), ..

How popular is Ares?

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. Demographics)

Ares entered the list in 2007 and reached its highest rank of #723 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related boy names. Aries (#1197 from recent data) is the only other popular alternative form of Ares (#723 from recent data) listed in the Top 2000. Adoption of these forms of Ares is common today (median #960). Ares is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ares, Aries in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ares is alike in pronunciation to Ayers. Other recommended names are Abel, Abey, Ace, Acer, Acey, Ahren, Airel, Airen, Alec, Alek, Amed, Amel, Amer, Ames, Amos, Aram, Aran, Arch, Ard, Arda, Ardel, Arek, Arel, Aren, Arese, Aresty, Argus, Aric, Ariel, Arien, Ariese, Arik, Aris, Arius, Arjen, Arlea, Arles, Arlo, Armen, Arn, Arnel, Arney, Arni, Arno, Arren, Arri, Arris, Arry, Arsen, Art, Arto, Arun, Arv, Arvis, Arvy, Ary, Aryo, Atef, Atreo, Aurel, Ave, Avrel, Axe, Aymes, Ayren, Des, Ermes, Fares, Ines, Ives, Kees, Rees, Wes and Yves. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ares.