What does Ariel mean?
Biblical place name for Jerusalem. Also the scriptural name for a place in Sumeria. Literary: Shakespeare gave this name to a prankish spirit who can disappear at will in "The Tempest". The name has otherwordly connotations, and though Shakespeare's Ariel is male, it is more frequently used for girls in modern times. Israeli statesman Ariel Sharon.
How popular is Ariel?
Ariel is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#830 out of 1220, Top 68%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#46331 out of 150436, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Ariel for boys. Ariel was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #361 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #738 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
The only other prominent variation form of Ariel (#738 from current records) is Ari (#441 from current records). These forms of Ariel were popular 7 (usage of 0.47%) and are almost as common today (usage 0.411%, ▼12.6%), but with the version Ariel becoming less fashionable. Ari is the most trendy birth name here.
Thinking of names?
Ariel▼ is alike in pronunciation to Aurel, Erol, Errol▼, Erryl, Oral▼, Orel, Oriel, Orrel and Uriel▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Abdel, Abiel, Abiell, Abriel, Acie, Adael, Adeel, Adel, Adiel, Adriel▲, Adrien▲, Akil, Aksel, Amel, Amiel, Amil, Amyel, Anael, Angel▲, Aniol, Anjel, Ansel, Ardel, Ardell▼, Arden▼, Ares▲, Arian▲, Aric▼, Arick, Arien, Aries, Arin, Ario, Aris, Arius, Arjen, Arlea, Arley, Arlie▼, Armen, Arnel, Arnell, Arnet, Arney, Arnie, Arren, Arthel, Artie▼, Arvie, Aryeh, Asael, Asiel, Askel, Aviel, Avrel, Avrill, Axill, Azreel, Azriel, Doriel, Guriel, Itiel, Jeriel, Muriel, Niel and Poriel. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ariel.