Ariadne: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ariadne
Origin of the name Ariadne:
Derived from the elements ari (very, much) and adnos (holy). Ariadne (very holy one, devout), is a name borne in Greek mythology by King Minos' daughter, who gave a thread to Theseus, which enabled him to escape from the labyrinth.
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Usage: Greek Mythology
Pronounced: ah-ree-AHD-ne (Ancient Greek), ar-ee-AD-nee (English)
Means "most holy", composed of the Cretan Greek elements αρι (ari) "most" and αδνος (adnos) "holy". In Greek mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos. She fell in love with Theseus and helped him to escape the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, but was later abandoned by him. Eventually she married the god Dionysus, and when she passed away as mortals do she became a constellation.
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Ariadne is the name of a library and information science journal focusing on emerging technology
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Aria, Ari, Ria, Rini, Danni
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Greek mythological heroine; She helped Theseus escape the Labyrinth after he slew the Minotaur by giving him the ball of string so he could find his way out again.
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Ariadne: a Byzantine Empress from the late 5th century
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Ariadne auf Naxos, an opera by Richard Strauss.
Ariadne Oliver, mystery novelist and amateur detective in a series of novels by Agatha Christie (based on herself.)
Ariadne, fictional character in the movie Inception and portrayed by Ellen Page.