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Ariel

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< 1k Ariele (French)

How popular is the baby name Ariel in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1892 5 5 0
1894 5 5 0
1899 5 5 0
1900 5 5 0
1904 6 6 0
1905 5 5 0
1906 8 8 0
1907 9 9 0
1908 12 12 0
1909 7 7 0
1910 6 6 0
1911 14 14 0
1912 9 9 0
1913 24 19 5
1914 16 7 9
1915 30 23 7
1916 34 27 7
1917 24 15 9
1918 33 25 8
1919 11 11 0
1920 32 22 10
1921 26 16 10
1922 29 17 12
1923 23 10 13
1924 19 11 8
1925 12 12 0
1926 8 8 0
1927 19 12 7
1928 16 7 9
1929 25 14 11
1930 16 8 8
1931 17 9 8
1932 8 8 0
1933 7 7 0
1934 13 6 7
1935 16 8 8
1936 11 11 0
1937 17 8 9
1938 24 11 13
1939 7 7 0
1941 11 11 0
1942 13 8 5
1943 16 16 0
1944 13 6 7
1945 18 8 10
1946 18 11 7
1947 13 13 0
1948 15 5 10
1949 14 8 6
1950 16 9 7
1951 19 7 12
1952 20 8 12
1953 18 9 9
1954 14 8 6
1955 6 0 6
1956 23 5 18
1957 35 11 24
1958 16 0 16
1959 20 5 15
1960 37 12 25
1961 46 11 35
1962 27 0 27
1963 38 9 29
1964 50 16 34
1965 53 11 42
1966 38 10 28
1967 72 13 59
1968 108 27 81
1969 112 30 82
1970 122 38 84
1971 113 26 87
1972 131 31 100
1973 148 43 105
1974 190 36 154
1975 235 60 175
1976 239 63 176
1977 260 104 156
1978 387 162 225
1979 370 154 216
1980 420 181 239
1981 464 228 236
1982 878 584 294
1983 965 650 315
1984 916 636 280
1985 890 600 290
1986 951 652 299
1987 919 625 294
1988 1,253 910 343
1989 1,667 1,284 383
1990 4,010 3,605 405 #94 girl name
1991 6,074 5,409 665 #66 girl name
1992 4,417 3,961 456 #87 girl name
1993 3,147 2,707 440
1994 2,630 2,186 444
1995 2,597 2,150 447
1996 2,392 1,923 469
1997 2,654 2,212 442
1998 2,616 2,149 467
1999 2,256 1,834 422
2000 2,136 1,752 384
2001 2,057 1,653 404
2002 1,988 1,547 441
2003 1,934 1,547 387
2004 1,959 1,543 416
2005 2,004 1,566 438
2006 2,302 1,729 573
2007 2,299 1,778 521
2008 2,005 1,551 454
2009 2,042 1,567 475
2010 1,865 1,452 413
2011 1,814 1,435 379
2012 2,027 1,731 296
2013 2,424 2,127 297
2014 2,749 2,430 319
2015 2,785 2,332 453

Want to know about the popularity of the Ariel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 80,213 babies born with the name Ariel in the United States. That's more than enough Ariels to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ariel" was in 1991 with a total of 5,409 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ariels)

According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ariel" ranks #90 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 11 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1992. Across the entire United States a total of 4,417 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Ariel popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ariel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ariel as well as things modernly associated with the name Ariel such as celebrities named Ariel.

Origin and Meaning of Ariel

The name "Ariel" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Lion of God". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Ari Graynor

Ari Graynor is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 2 to present. Ari was born in 1983 as Ariel Geltman Graynor in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Aga Muhlach

Aga Muhlach is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1976 to present. Aga was born in 1969 as Ariel Aquino Muhlach in Santa Cruz, Manila, Philippines.

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Ariel Ortega

Ariel Ortega is a football biography. Ariel was born in 1974 in Ledesma, Jujuy, Argentina.

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Ariel López Padilla

Ariel was born in 1962 as Ariel Lopez Padilla in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

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Ariel Ibagaza

Ariel Ibagaza is a football biography. Ariel was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Alternative Meanings

A is for amenable, for your easy going nature.

R is for realist, the way you are.

I is for intense, your zest of living.

E is for elegant, born within you.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Your name in reverse order is "Leira". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Laeri". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ariel born Feb 21, 1964

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1250. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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