Ariel Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ariel:
Derived from the Hebrew 'arī'ēl (lion of God). In the Old Testament, the name is used as a symbolic name for Jerusalem.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Ariel: | Edit
Originally a male Hebrew name, it became associated with women in the United States in 1989 after the release of the Disney animated feature film, "The Little Mermaid."
Areli, Ariel and Arlie are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
- Personal experiences with the name Ariel: | Edit
okay I really don't appreciate Disney for turning my name into what people believe to be a girl's name. I HATE IT -_- . Ariel is a BOY'S NAME, I repeat a BOY'S NAME. I really hope in years to come that more males would be named Ariel and not be stared at or have eyebrows raised. I love my name and wish the public would be informed of the true gender the name was given to.
I want to change my name to Ariel Alessandro. My mom hates it, but I love it. What can I do? In my country 'Ariel' is also a gender neutral name, but I never met anyone named 'Ariel'. People are probably gonna ask me about the little mermaid, but I don't care. I just love the name so much.
- Nicknames for Ariel: | Edit
A, Ari, Arik, Arieh, Riel.
- Meanings and history of the name Ariel: | Edit
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honor.
- Famous real-life people named Ariel: | Edit
Ariel Sharon, an Israeli statesman and retired general, served as Israel’s 11th Prime Minister (from 2001-2006).
Ariel Lester Am-is Jr., a Philippine Science High School Scholar, served as the secretary of the Bauxite Organization.
- Ariel in song, story & screen: | Edit
Ariel, Prospero's spirit servant in Shakespeare's The Tempest