[ 2 syll. a-ri, ar-i ] The baby boy name Ari is also used as a girl name, but it is much more common for boys. It is pronounced as AAR-iy- †.
1: Ari is used chiefly in the English and Hebrew languages, and its origin is Hebrew. It is derived from the element 'ariy' which means lion. Ari has 20 variants. Variants include Ahree, Aree, Arey, Aria, Ariah, Arie, Ariea, Arieh, Arih, Arij, Ario, Aristide, Arri, Arrie, Arry, Arrye, Ary, Arye, and Aryia.
2: Ari is largely used in the Scandinavian language and its origin is Old Norse. Here, it means eagle, fast flying one.
3: Ari is used chiefly in the Armenian language and its origin is also Armenian. Meaning: brave.
4: Ari's origin, as well as its use, is in the Maori language. Meaning: visible, clear.
5: Ari is an Indian name of Sanskrit origin. Meaning: sin.
In addition, Ari is a variant of the name Aaron (English, German, Hebrew, and Polish) in the English and Spanish languages.
Ari is also a pet form of the name Arel (English and Hebrew) as well as a contraction of the name Ariel (English, German, and Hebrew) in the English and Hebrew languages.
Ari is also a contraction of the name Arindam (Bengali and Indian).
Ari is also a contraction of the name Aristides (Greek).
Ari is also a contraction of the name Aristo (Greek).
Ari is also a contraction of the name Aristotle (English and Greek).
Ari is fairly popular as a baby name for boys. The name's popularity has been rising since the 1960s; before that, it was of irregular use only. At the modest peak of its usage in 2012, 0.031% of baby boys were given the name Ari. Its ranking then was #435. Out of all boy names in its group, Ari was the 2nd most popular after Aaron in 2012. Its use outnumbered Ari's by 12 times in that year.
Baby names that sound like Ari include Ahree, Arie, Arrie, Arriell, Aarao, Ahir, Ara, Archar, Are, Aree, Arey, Arju, Arrow, Arya, Arye, Aury, Awar, Iouri, Ira, and Iyar.
† English pronunciation for Ari: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"