Ariel Name Meaning & Origin


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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Ariela, Arielle, Erielle

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Comments and insights on the name Ariel

Areli, Ariel and Arlie are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.

Isn't there an electrical appliance called an ariel?

Yes, but it's spelled AERIAL.
British A rod, wire, or other structure by which signals are transmitted or received as part of a radio or television transmission or receiving system.
Example sentences
‘The driver had found a handkerchief and tied it round the radio aerial as a makeshift white flag.’
‘Immediately below the vision aerial is the aerial for the accompanying sound transmissions.’
‘The boot opens by remote control, and the radio aerial is cleverly hidden in the rear spoiler.’
‘He's up on a television aerial just across the road.’
‘Vandals also ripped a television aerial off the roof.’

Beautiful, meaningful name.

I would not pronounce this Arielle. If the name is pronounced Arielle, it should be spelled that way. I would pronounce it Ariel as in The Little Mermaid.

Pronounced, "AIR-ee-ill."

Personal experiences with the name Ariel

My name is Ariel and I was actually named after The Little Mermaid. People always get a kick out of that! I love my name!

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.

My name is Ariel and I love that it's originally a boy's name. My name is quite uncommon and is not a name I usually come across anywhere which allows me to be Ariel and not Ariel H. or Ariel 2 or anything like that. When I was younger I wasn't really a fan of my own name but now that I am older I really appreciate its origin and meaning.

I know a few persons (male and female)named Ariel and they are always friendly and outgoing, generally nice to everyone they meet and are always helpful to anyone they can. They make friends easily and are positive persons who see the best in people even when others can't. They enjoy the simple things in life, are big nature people, music lovers and food junkies. Beautiful people inside and out.

My best friends name is Ariel. Ah-ri-el . Her mom pronounces it as Arielle but every one else doesnt

My name is Attina and my parents named all my sisters after the mermaids in Ariel. So I have 6 younger sister with the names Alana, Adella, Aquata,Arista, Andrina and Ariel.

Nicknames for Ariel

Ri Ri

Meanings and history of the name Ariel

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

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 Martin-internet star known as Baby Ariel

Ariel in song, story & screen

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)
Princess Ariel from The Little Mermaid, The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea and The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

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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