Ariel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Ariel

Ariel

Pronunciation: AY-ree-əl, AH-ree-əl, ah-ree-EHL (key)

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.

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Related Names:

Ari, Ariela, Arielle

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Comments and insights on the name Ariel: | Edit

Beautiful, meaningful name.

Personal experiences with the name Ariel: | Edit

My friend's name is Ariel and she absolutely adores her name. She says it is uncommon and pretty, but she hates it when people associate it with the, "Little Mermaid". And I totally agree with these words. She always complains that she doesn't like it when people say it AAAAAAAAAH-riel. A-ri-el, instead of A-ri-elle, but besides that, everyone in my school agrees Ariel is a very pretty name.

Nicknames for Ariel: | Edit

Ari
Elle
Air
Airy
Airybell

Meanings and history of the name Ariel: | Edit

Ariel is a biblical name meaning a Light or Lion of God. It is also an Archangel name. Ariel is the Archangel of Healing and New Beginnings.

Famous real-life people named Ariel: | Edit

Ariel Durant-writer and historian
Ariel Gade-actress (Dark Water, Invasion)
Ariel Gore-author
Ariel Rittenhouse-Olympic Bronze Medallist
Ariel Waller-actress (Cinderella Man, Life With Derek)
Ariel Winter-actress (Modern Family, Speed Racer, Ghost Whisperer)

Ariel in song, story & screen: | Edit

In Literature:
"Ariel" a collection of poems by Sylvia Plath published posthumously in 1965
Ariel, the magical spirit in Shakespeare's "The Tempest," who is usually portrayed as female today but historically has been seen as either/neither sex.

Movies with women named Ariel:
Footloose (Lori Singer)
Grumpy Old Men (Ann-Margret)
In America (Emma Bolger)
Soapdish (Teri Hatcher)
Starting Out In The Evening (Lili Taylor)
Ariel from The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid 2 and Ariel's Begining

TV Series with Women Named Ariel:
Medium (Sofia Vassilieva)
Nip/Tuck (Brittany Snow)

Dean Friedman's famous song from the '70's "Ariel"

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