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What does Ari mean?

Ari Pronunciation of 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. Also form of Aaron. Also form of Aristotle.


ASSOCIATED WITH scandinavian, lion, eagle


VARIANTS Arie, Aristide, Arius, Arri, Ary, Arye

OTHER FORMS VIA ARIEL, ARISTIDES Aeriel, Airel, Arel, Ariell, Arik, Aryel



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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 #374 in the U.S. in 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Ari (#374 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) are Aaron (#60), Arie (#1889), Ariel (#585), Arik and Arius. 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 (#1151, 47.7% LESS USAGE). Ari and Ariel are two of the more trendy baby names in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ari, Aaron, Arie, Ariel, Arik, Arius in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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-sounding 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.

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