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Meaning and name origin

Ari \a-ri\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's 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 has 6 variant forms: Arie, Aristide, Arius, Arri, Ary and Arye.

For more information, see also related boy names Aaron and Aristotle.


Ari is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ari for boys (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ari and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Aaron (#50), Ari (#441) and Ariel (#738). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Aaron, Ari, Ariel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ari is also pronounced similarly to Aaro, Ara, Ario, Arrio, Arry, Aryo, Eri, Erie, Ira, Oro, Uri, Uria and Yuri. Other suggested similar baby names are Adi, Afi, Ali, Ard, Aric, Arik, Arin, Aris, Arn, Arni, Art, Arv, Avi and Bri. These names tend to be more commonly used than Ari.