What 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.
(male) Aar, Ati, ..
(female) Arag, Arra, .. Middle name pairings:
Ari Zamir (A.Z.), ..
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)
Ari was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its peak rank of #402 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Ari (#402 from current records) are Aaron (#52 from current records), Arie, Ariel (#598), Arik and Arius (#1899). Other forms, like Ariell, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Ari was more pronounced in the year 1994 (median #1131) and is somewhat less today (#1158, 43.4% less usage). Ari and Ariel are two of the more trendy baby names 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.See names in meaning and etymology.