Ariane Name Meaning & Origin

Ariane

Pronunciation: ah-ree-AHN (key)

Origin of the name Ariana:

Derived from the Welsh element arian (silver).

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Pronounced: ah-ree-ANN

This is a great name for international parents. Easy to pronounce and spell and beautiful besides.

Personal experiences with the name Ariane: | Edit

My friend is called Ariane. She pronounces it ar-ee-AIRN, with the end bit sounding like Ann.

Nicknames for Ariane: | Edit

Ari, Ren (AR-EE-EN)

Meanings and history of the name Ariane: | Edit

This is a French form of the Greek name Ariadne. In Greek myth, she was the helper of the hero Theseus and eventually married the god of wine, Dionysus. Pronounced a-ree-AHN.

Famous real-life people named Ariane: | Edit

Aelia Ariadne, Byzantine empress, consort of both Zeno and Anastasius I
Ariane Wilhelmina Máxima Inés, Princess of the Netherlands
Ariane Koizumi, American model and actress
Ariane Ehrat, Swiss alpine skier
Ariane Schluter, Dutch actress
Ariane Sherine, British comedy writer and journalist

Ariane in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Ariane", opera by Bohuslav Martinů
"Ariane", opera by Jules Massenet
"Ariane et Barbe-bleue", opera by Paul Dukas
Ariane Chavasse, character in the 1957 film "Love in the Afternoon", played by Audrey Hepburn
Ariane Oh, character in the novel "We Are Water" by Wally Lamb
Ariane is mentioned in the Led Zeppelin hit, "All of My Love". The third verse begins, "The cup is raised, the toast is made yet again; one voice is clear above the din. Proud Ariane -- one word my will to sustain, for me the cloth once more to spin."

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