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Ariel

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83k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Ariel mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Ariel

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

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
A variety of the gazelle (Antilope dorcasorGazella, dorcas), found in Arabia and adjacent countries.A squirrel-like Australian marsupial, a species of Petaurus.A beautiful Brazilian toucan Ramphastos ariel).

Etymology: Ar. aryil ayyil, stag

noun A"ri*el
In the Cabala, a water spirit; in later folklore, a light and graceful spirit of the air.

Note: ☞ In zoölogy, ariel is used adjectively of certain birds noted for their graceful flight; as, the ariel toucan; the ariel petrel.

Etymology: Heb. ariël, perh. confused with E. aërial

Wiktionary

From Biblical Hebrew אֲרִיאֵל (ari'él, literally “lion of God”), a compound of אֲרִי (arí, “lion”) and אֵל (él, “God”).

  1. (biblical) A name for the city of Jerusalem.
  2. A male given name, also ascribed to spirits and angels in English literature.
  3. A female given name, used mainly since the 1980s.
  4. (astronomy) Name of the twelfth and brightest moon of the planet Uranus.

Ariel was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Ariel

Ariel Winter is an actress, singer, and voice actress. She has had major accomplishments since 2004. Ariel was given the name Ariel Winter Workman on January 28th, 1998 in Los Angeles.

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Ariel Sharon was a Prime Minister of Israel, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Energy, Water Resources, Minister of Housing, Construction, Minister of Industry, Trade, Labour, Minister of Defense, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Israel), Ministry of National Infrastruct. Ariel was given the name Ariel Scheinermann on February 26th, 1928 in Kfar Malal. He left this life on January 11th, 2014.

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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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Ariel Pink is a psychedelic pop, indie rock, avant-garde music, and lo-fi music musician. He has been prominent since 1996. Ariel was given the name Ariel Marcus Rosenberg on June 24th, 1978. Ariel is also known as Rosenberg and Ariel.

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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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Ariel is a princess. Ariel is also known as Little Mermaid.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Ariel

Ariel is a princess. Ariel is also known as Little Mermaid.

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Uri was born on December 22nd, 1952 in Afula.

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Meir Ariel was a folk music, folk rock, and blues musician. His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 1999. Meir was born on March 2nd, 1942 in Kibbutz. He left this life in 1999.

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Eilona Ariel is a documentary film, filmmaking, and documentaryfilmmaker. Eilona was given the name Eilona Ariel in 1958 in Israel.

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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 54 11 43
1966 38 10 28
1967 72 13 59
1968 108 27 81
1969 112 30 82
1970 121 38 83
1971 113 26 87
1972 131 31 100
1973 148 43 105
1974 191 36 155
1975 234 60 174
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 952 653 299
1987 919 625 294
1988 1,253 910 343
1989 1,667 1,284 383
1990 4,011 3,606 405 #94 girl name
1991 6,075 5,410 665 #66 girl name
1992 4,416 3,960 456 #87 girl name
1993 3,148 2,708 440
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 2,058 1,653 405
2002 1,989 1,548 441
2003 1,934 1,547 387
2004 1,959 1,543 416
2005 2,004 1,566 438
2006 2,303 1,730 573
2007 2,299 1,778 521
2008 2,006 1,552 454
2009 2,042 1,567 475
2010 1,866 1,453 413
2011 1,815 1,436 379
2012 2,029 1,733 296
2013 2,427 2,130 297
2014 2,752 2,433 319
2015 2,794 2,339 455
2016 2,772 2,177 595

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Popularity of Ariel as a first name

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Popularity of Ariel as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ariel U.S.
  White 72.46% 64.26%
  African American 7.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.54% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 15.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ariel

People with the last name Ariel are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Ariel

  • How Popular is the name Ariel? Ariel is the 724th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ariel was the 45,347th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ariel have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 83,011 babies born with the first name Ariel in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ariel to occupy the country of Andorra with an estimated population of 78,115 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ariel? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1892 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ariel first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ariel is Wednesday, April 20th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Ariel born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ariel was in 1991 with a total of 5,410 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ariel!
  • Random Ariel Factoid: According to the 1992 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ariel ranks 65th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, 72 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1992.
  • Weird things about the name Ariel: Your name in reverse order is Leira. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eailr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ariel? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 472 people with the last name Ariel.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ariel? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Ariel as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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