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What does Aristotle mean?

Aristotle Pronunciation of Aristotle [aris-to-tle] as a boys' name is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Aristotle is "the best of all". From the phrase "aristos totalis". Made famous by the Greek philosopher Aristotle, and given prominence in recent years by the fame of Jacqueline Kennedy's second husband, shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Associated with: greek, best (great), philosopher.


Aristotle has 6 variants: Ari, Arie, Aristotelis, Aristotellis, Arri and Ary.

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Middle name pairings:
Aristotle Jakobi (A.J.), ..

How popular is Aristotle?

Aristotle is an unusual first name for males. Aristotle is an unusual last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Aristotle (not ranked) ranked in the Top 2000 are Ari (#402 last year) and Arie. These forms of Aristotle were at the height of their popularity in 2013 (average #1111) and have remained as popular to this day (#1201, 3%). Ari is a perennial favorite. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ari, Arie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alistaire, Anatole, Antole, Antolle, Aristeides, Aristeo, Aristide, Aristides, Aristio, Aristo, Aristos and Bristol. Like Aristotle, these names are not commonly used.

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