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Air-ee-yell Lion of God.


Ariel is a gender-neutral name and is of Hebrew origin. It can be used for both girls and boys. It means lion of God. Though a unisex name, this name is trendier as a girl’s name than as a boy’s. Pronounced as Air-ee-yell, the name is currently in the top 25 of NameChef Most Popular Baby Names and in the top 500 of U.S birth chart of the year 2023. Variations of Ariel include Arielle, Arrielle, Arial, Arriel, Aerielle.

Ariel is a Biblical name and was primarily used as a male name. However in recent years, it has been more often used as a female name, probably due to Disney's 1989 film "The Little Mermaid". It didn't become very popular though, as in the US, Ariel only got into the top 100 for three years in the 1990s.

Here are some potential nicknames for Ariel: Ari, Elle, Ree, Riel. See below for more.




Ariel can be used for both boys and girls.

Common Nicknames

Ari, Elle, Ree, Riel, Riri


Arielle, Arrielle, Arial, Arriel, Aerielle


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The rank of Ariel in the United States over time

Source: Social Security Administration

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