What does Ari mean?
Ari \a-ri\ as a boys' name (also used less generally as girls' name Ari) is pronounced AHR-ee, AIR-ee. It is of Hebrew and Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Ari is "lion, eagle". A short form of Aristides. Also a part of the more familiar Ariel.
Ari is an unusual first name for males but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#93006 out of 150436, Top 62%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the baby name popularity of Ari for boys. Ari was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #419 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #441. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Ari (#441 the previous year) are Aaron (#50 the previous year) and Ariel (#738). Adoption of these boy names was at its most widespread in the year 2007 (usage of 0.6293%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.5903%, down 6.2%), with the form Ariel becoming less in vogue. Aaron (#50) and Ari (#441) are two of the more trendy baby names in this list, with Aaron undergoing a revival in usage. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ari and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Ari is alike in pronunciation to Aaro, Ara, Ario, Arrio, Arry, Aryo, Eri, Erie, Ira▼, Oro, Uri, Uria and Yuri. Other suggested similar baby names are Adi, Afi, Ali, Ani, Ard, Aric▼, Arin, Aris, Arn, Arni, Art▼, Arv, Avi and Bri. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ari.