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Ariel - Meaning of Ariel

What does Ariel mean?

Meaning of the name ArielArielleAriellaArieAriellArielaArielliaArrielleAriellahAryellaAryela

[ 3 syll. a-riel, ar-i-el ] The baby girl name Ariel is also used as a boy name, though it is more popular for girls. It is pronounced in English as AER-iy-ahL, EHR-iy-ahL or EY-Riy-ahL †. Ariel has its origins in the Hebrew language. It is used largely in English and Hebrew. Ariel is a form of the English, Hebrew, and Italian Ariela.

Forms of the name include the English shortening Arie, the English spelling variant Ariell, and the French spelling variant Arielle.

Ariel is popular as a baby girl name, and it is also perceived as rather trendy. The name grew in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. Its usage peaked in 1991 with 0.266% of baby girls being named Ariel. It was #66 in rank then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then. In 2017, it ranked at #142 with a usage of 0.110%, but it was nevertheless the most popular among all girl names in its family. Ariel was twice as popular as the next ranked name, Arielle, in 2017. Although Ariel is used more commonly as a baby girl name today, there was a period from 1967 to 1980 that it was more popular with boys. After 1981, increasingly the name became more popular with baby girls than with boys. In 2016, 4 times more baby girls than boys were given the name Ariel.

Baby names that sound like Ariel include Aerial, Aracele, Aracelle, Arasely, Arashel, Arashele, Arashelle, Arceli, Arell, Argoele, Aryel, Aureal, Aurell, Erell, Oralie, Orell, Orial, Oriall, Orsolya, and Oryal.

† Pronunciation for Ariel: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"

A famous person named Ariel is Animated Character Ariel, born 1989.


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