What does Ariel mean?
Ariel [ariel] as a boys' name (also used more regularly as girls' name Ariel) is pronounced AR-ee-el. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ariel is "lion of God". 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.
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(female) Ariet, Arli, .. Middle name pairings:
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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)
Ariel was first listed in 1960-1969 and reached its highest position of #361 in the U.S. in 1991, and is at #598 presently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent variation forms of Ariel (#598 from current records) are Ari (#402 from current records), Arie and Arik. These forms of Ariel were popular in 2015 (usage of 0.06%). Ari and Ariel are two of the more trendy birth names here.
Ariel▲ is alike in pronunciation to Aurel, Erol, Errol▼, Erryl, Oral▼, Orel, Oriel, Orrel and Uriel▲. Other suggested similar names are Abdel, Abiel, Abiell (see Abiel), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.