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.
(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)
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)
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.
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.