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What does Aries mean?

Aries Pronunciation of Aries [aries] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Aries is "ram". Name of the astrological sign for those born from March 21 to April 19.


Aries has 3 variants: Ares, Arese and Ariese.

Creative forms:
(male) Alies, Ardes, ..

(female) Arae, Arsa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aries Derick (A.D.), ..

How popular is Aries?

Aries is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent last name for all people (#39678 out of 150436, Top 26%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Aries entered the list in 1998 and reached its apex position of #1164 in the U.S. in the year 2014, and is at #1197 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aries name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. The only other popular variation form of Aries (#1197 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000 is Ares (#723 in recent rankings). These relations of Aries are at the top of their popularity presently (median #960). Aries is the continual favorite, though Ares has become popular as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aries, Ares in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aries and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aries is pronounced similarly to Aris, Arius, Arris, Erez, Eros and Urias. Other suggested similar names are Abie, Abiel, Abriel, Acie, Adiel, Adriel, Adrien, Aeriel, Aias, Aimes, Ames, Amias, Amiel, Amyes (see Amyas), Andries, Ardel, Arden, Ardie, Arek, Arel, Aren, Argos, Argus, Ari, Arian, Aric, Arick, Arie, Ariel, Ariell, Arien, Arik, Arin, Ario, Arion, Arjen, Arlea, Arlen, Arles, Arley, Arlie, Arliss, Armen, Arne, Arnel, Arnet, Arney, Arnie, Arren, Arsen, Arte, Artie, Artus, Arvie, Arvis, Arye, Aryeh, Aryel, Asiel, Aviel, Aymes, Azriel, Ermes and Ries. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aries.

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