Arielle Name Meaning & Origin

Arielle

Pronunciation: ah-ree-EHL (key)

Origin of the name Arielle:

Feminine form of the Hebrew Ariel (lion of God). Var: Ariela, Ariella.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ariel, Erielle

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Comments and insights on the name Arielle: | Edit

Responding to your statement: You could have your name spelled with two "r"s, such as Arrielle. Then, it would be pronounced R E L. I just found out we have to correct our daughter's name on her Birth cert, as she has been taught to spell it with two "r"s, and it is on other things as two "r"s. But, it is always pronounced R E L, no mistakes. I just don't see it listed on Google. (End my comments to the statements below).
^Arrielle is just a bizarre variation of Arielle, completely butchering the name.

I am also named Arielle and I'm 30 years old. Although I think it's a lovely name, I cringe every time I hear someone mispronounce it!!! I am thoroughly sick of being called "air-ee-uhl". It makes my teeth hurt. However, since the movie "The Little Mermaid" came out, I don't think there's any hope for Arielle to be pronounced the way it should be: like the letters R E L.

I agree I named my daughter Arielle and people look at me crazy and ask me to spell her name every time I pronounce it. Do they pronounce it the way I do....OF COURSE NOT every time they say her name it's "air-ee-el". If you every watch "The Little Mermaid" only Sebastian (the crab) pronounces her name correctly.

Arielle is my daughter's middle name. We had picked it before the movie came out, and almost changed it; but I liked the meaning. The name is properly spelled "Ariel" whether it is a male or female (and that is how the Disney "Little Mermaid" is spelled also); but we spelled it with the double "l" and the extra "e" in the hope it would be pronounced properly. The name comes from the Hebrew word "ari" which means "lion" or "lioness" and "El" which means, in this case, "of God". "Ari" would be pronounced "AR-ee" (there's a sort of "H" sound in there: "ah"="AHR-ee"), so it's not exactly "R" ( for the "A" think "arm" or "father", and for the "i" think "see" or "heat" - International Phonetic Alphabet). "Ariel" and "Arielle" should have the "Ari" part of the name somewhat slurred together and then the accent on the "El" = "ahree-EL", (for the "E" in "El" think "met" or "bed" also IPA)

Personal experiences with the name Arielle: | Edit

My name is Arielle and I am 49 years old. While growing up, I only knew one other Ariel and he was a man. I love this name, so much so that I named my daughter Arielle.

In the past, I could never find my name and it certainly got very popular after the release of the Little Mermaid.

This is my baby cousin's name. At first I thought of air-e-l,the little mermaid.She was,after all,born in California(an oceon state), but I actually like this,it's feminine, and sweet.It reminds me of a strong princess.It is found in the Bible (as Ariel).

My best friend is named Arielle. She is from up north (in the United States). She pronounces it air-ee-ell.

Nicknames for Arielle: | Edit

Air, Ari, Elle, Ella, Riou, Ayou, Ariou, Ri/Ree, Rella, Arie

Meanings and history of the name Arielle: | Edit

The name means Lion of God or Lion of the Lord. Can be found in the Bible Isaiah, Chapter 29

Famous real-life people named Arielle: | Edit

Arielle Kebbel, American actress
Arielle Dombasle, American singer, actress, and model
Arielle Martin, American BMX cyclist
Arielle Vandenberg, American actress

Arielle in song, story & screen: | Edit

'Ariel' (pronounced the proper R-E-L) is the final song on the Robert Hunter / Grateful Dead album 'Tiger Rose'. The song can be heard here: https://youtu.be/ctCMJz9uDPc

Ariel is also a character in William Shakespeare's play the Tempest. I it also in the Bible in Isaiah Chapter 29 - it means Lion of God.

There are also two stars in the Galaxy called Ariel each with different spellings.

Dean Friedman's 1977 hit song "Ariel" reached # 26 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and stayed in the chart for five months. "Ariel" has been described as a "quirkily irresistible and uncategorizable pop song about a free spirited, music loving, vegetarian Jewish girl."

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