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AR-ee Lion, Sun, Gold, Sea or water.


Ari is a gender-neutral name and is of Hebrew origin. It can be used for both girls and boys. It means lion, Sun, Gold, Sea or water. Though a unisex name, this name is trendier as a girl’s name than as a boy’s. Pronounced as AR-ee, the name is currently in the top 50 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 500 of U.S birth chart of the year 2020.

Ari is a name that exists in many cultures and languages. In Albanian, it means “gold”. Ari in the Badaga language literally means "sun-like". Ari is believed to be a Finnic form of Adrian. While in Greek, Ari is often used as a short form for names like Aristotle, Ariadne, Ariana, Arietta, Aristos and others, which most of them has the meaning “superior”. In Scandinavian, Ari means eagle.




Ari can be used for both boys and girls.


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The rank of Ari in the United States over time

Source: Social Security Administration

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