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pinWhat does Ari mean?

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

Related boy names: Aaron and Aristotle.

Ari has 11 more different relations via Ariel, Aristides: Aeriel, Aeriell, Airel, Airyel, Airyell, Arel, Ariell, Arik, Aristeides, Aryel and Aryell.

Kreatif forms: Ariae, Ariau, Auari. [more]

pinHow 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. 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)

Top 1000 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 2 years ago) are Aaron (#50 2 years ago) and Ariel (#738). Other forms, like Aeriel, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Ari was more pronounced in the year 2007 (average #370) and is almost as conventional today (#409, 6.2% less). Aaron is more familiar than the rest, while Ari has also become popular as well, and Ariel has dropped out of the list. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ari and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

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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.