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What does Ari mean?

Ari /ari/ as a boys' name 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.

Associated with: scandinavian, lion, eagle


Ari has 6 variants: Arie, Aristide, Arius, Arri, Ary and Arye.

Related boy names: Aaron and Aristotle.

Ari has 6 more different relations via Ariel, Aristides: Aeriel, Airel, Arel, Ariell, Arik and Aryel.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Aar, Ati, ..

(female) Ai, Arai, ..

How popular is Ari?

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. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Ari for boys. Ari was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #419 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #441. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Ari (#441 from current records) are Aaron (#50 from current records), Arie, Ariel (#738) and Arik. Other forms, like Ariell, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Ari was more pronounced in the year 1994 (median #957) and is somewhat less today (#1045, 44% less usage). Ari is the most trendy baby name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ari, Aaron, Arie, Ariel, Arik in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Ari is alike in pronunciation to Aaro, Ara, Ario, Arrio, Arrow, Arry, Arryo, Aryeh, Aryo, Eero, Eri, Erie, Ira, Oro, Orry, Uri, Uria, Uriah, Yuri, Yuria, Yurii, Yuriy and Yury. Other suggested similar 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.