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Meaning and name origin

Ares \a-res\ as a boy's 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 information, see also the related boy name Aries.

There is 1 feminine form of Ares: Eris.


Ares is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#29368 out of 88799, Top 33%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ares for boys. Ares reached its highest rank of #781 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 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 also pronounced similarly to Ayers. Other suggested similar baby names are Ames, Arch, Arek, Arel, Aren, Arese, Aric, Ariese, Arik, Aris, Arius, Arles and Arris. Like Ares, these names are not commonly used.