[ 4 syll. a-ris-to-tle, ar-istot-le ] The baby boy name Aristotle is pronounced in English as AER-ah-STaa-TahL or EHR-ah-STaa-TahL †. Aristotle is of Old Greek origin, and it is used largely in the English and Greek languages. The name is of the meaning 'excellent purpose'. It is derived from aristos meaning 'best, excellent' ; telos 'purpose'. Aristoteles (Old Greek) is an original form of Aristotle. The name is famous from Aristotle (384BC-322BC), an influential Greek philosopher who contributed to many fields of Western thought, such as ethics, physics, metaphysics, poetry, music, and politics. He studied under Plato and taught Alexander the Great.Ari (English and Greek short form) and Aris (Greek short form) are other variants of Aristotle.
Aristotle is rarely used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names. In 2012, among the group of boy names directly linked to Aristotle, Ari was the most popular.
† Pronunciation for Aristotle: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"
Details of famous persons named Aristotle:
Actor Telly Savalas, born Aristotle Savalas, 21 January 1924 - 22 January 1994, Garden City, New York.
Philosopher Aristotle, born 384 B.C.322 B.C., Stagira, Greece.