Ari

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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ari

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     Hebrew
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     Scandinavian
20%
     English
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User Submitted Meanings

  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Ari means "Lion of god".
  • According to a user from Sweden, the name Ari is of Scandinavian origin and means "Eagle".
  • A user from California, United States says the name Ari is of Hebrew origin and means "Lion".
  • A submission from California, United States says the name Ari means "Lion" and is of Hebrew origin.
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  1. A Latin script language of Papua New Guinea.

Ari was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, Finnish, and Icelandic

Notable Persons Named Ari

Ari Emanuel is a co-ceo, william morris endeavor, and talent agent. Ari was given the name Ariel Zev Emanuel on March 29th, 1961 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Ari Graynor is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2001. Ari was given the name Ariel Geltman Graynor on April 27th, 1983 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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Ari Fleischer is a White House Press Secretary. Ari was born on October 13th, 1960 in Pound Ridge, New York, U.S.

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Ari Gold is a fictional character.

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Ari Up was a punk rock, reggae, dub music, techno, and dancehall musician. She was most prominent from 1976 to 2010. Ari was given the name Ariane Daniele Forster on January 17th, 1962 in Munich. Ari is also known as Baby Ari and Madussa. She left this life on October 20th, 2010.

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Ari Shapiro is a broadcast journalism and radio journalist. His most notable accomplishments were from 2001 to present. Ari was born on September 30th, 1978 in Fargo, North Dakota.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ari

Ari was a soccer player for the FC Krasnodar, Fortaleza Esporte Clube, Kalmar FF, AZ Alkmaar, and FC Spartak Moscow. Ari was born on December 11th, 1985 in Fortaleza. They breathed their last breath on December 8th, 2012.

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Taner Ari is a soccer player for the FC Blau-Weiß Linz, UD Fuerteventura, SC Schwanenstadt, SC Wiener Neustadt, Orduspor, TKİ Tavşanlı Linyitspor, Ünyespor, Denizlispor, FC DAC 1904 Dunajská Streda, Sivas Belediye Spor, and Batman Petrolspor. Taner was born on May 29th, 1987 in Erzincan.

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Ahmet Arı is a soccer player for the Şanlıurfaspor, Gaziantepspor, Gaziantep Büyükşehir Belediyespor, Bursaspor, Samsunspor, Denizlispor, and Karşıyaka S.K. Ahmet was born on January 13th, 1989 in Batman, Turkey.

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Arjen was born in 1956 in Nusaybin. He died on October 30th, 2012.

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Elijah Ari is a soccer player for the Bowsher Club, FC Dordoi Bishkek, Vakhsh Qurghonteppa, Regar-TadAZ Tursunzoda, Barki Tajik Dushanbe, and Kyrgyzstan national football team. Elijah was born on November 6th, 1987 in Ghana.

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Kadir Ari is a soccer player for the Beşiktaş J.K., Turgutluspor, FBM Yaşamspor, and Turkey national under-17 football team. Kadir was born on November 27th, 1994 in Nazilli, Turkey.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1958 9 0 9
1959 13 0 13
1960 32 0 32
1961 57 5 52
1962 42 7 35
1963 32 0 32
1964 35 0 35
1965 46 0 46
1966 41 0 41
1967 47 0 47
1968 55 0 55
1969 98 5 93
1970 129 6 123
1971 173 7 166
1972 116 6 110
1973 124 7 117
1974 135 7 128
1975 117 12 105
1976 111 10 101
1977 135 12 123
1978 139 10 129
1979 167 11 156
1980 161 14 147
1981 127 11 116
1982 154 15 139
1983 158 5 153
1984 114 9 105
1985 139 14 125
1986 140 15 125
1987 143 28 115
1988 132 13 119
1989 145 24 121
1990 163 22 141
1991 178 23 155
1992 180 24 156
1993 174 21 153
1994 202 32 170
1995 184 18 166
1996 212 28 184
1997 205 24 181
1998 186 20 166
1999 211 18 193
2000 232 25 207
2001 298 50 248
2002 305 57 248
2003 373 75 298
2004 369 72 297
2005 350 64 286
2006 453 78 375
2007 566 103 463
2008 601 106 495
2009 646 130 516
2010 651 134 517
2011 645 135 510
2012 811 177 634
2013 930 227 703
2014 913 227 686
2015 1,036 267 769
2016 1,023 277 746
2017 1,122 337 785
* Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

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International Interest for Ari

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Popularity of Ari as a first name

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Popularity of Ari as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ari U.S.
  White 56.70% 64.26%
  African American 9.97% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 21.65% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 3.09% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 8.59% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ari

People with the last name Ari are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Ari

  • How Popular is the name Ari? Ari is the 1,871st most popular name of all time. As a last name Ari was the 67,747th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ari have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 16,485 babies born with the first name Ari in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ari to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ari? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1958 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Ari first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ari is Monday, December 8th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Ari born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ari was in 2017 with a total of 785 babies.
  • Random Ari Factoid: According to the 2017 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ari is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 88 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2017.
  • Weird things about the name Ari: Your name in reverse order is Ira. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ria. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ari? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 291 people with the last name Ari.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ari? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ari as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.0m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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