Ariel

Ariel - A very unique female name



  Oct 23,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ariel, meaning lion of God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1918 on position #1729. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ariel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ariel? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ariel. The baby girl name Ariel was given to 1,692 baby girls in 2012, ranking #181 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 835 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ariel peaked in popularity 27 years ago in 1991 on position 66.



Famous with this name

Ariel Winter
Ariel Gade
Ariel Ureta


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Ariel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ariel is currently topping the baby name charts in Mississippi at position #83 - and is the least popular in Massachusetts at position #628.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ariel is where you live.


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Ariel origin and meaning

Ariel is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means lion of God. To see famous people named Ariel, pop culture references for the name Ariel and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ariel

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ariel, sorted by popularity.

Arielle / Arely / Aurelia / Ariella / Areli / Ariela / Aerial / Arla / Arly / Arlie /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012181
2011221
2010217
2009207
2008217
2007189
2006202
2005222
2004221
2003213
2002214
2001197
2000183
1999172
1998146
1997144
1996165
1995152
1994144
1993121
199287
199166
199094
1989208
1988275
1987375
1986363
1985376
1984361
1983349
1982392
1981765
1980903
1979995
1978930
19771197
19761636
19751661
19742329
19732317
19722031
19711935
19701677
19691801
19681772
19602274
19181729

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Mississippi83
Alaska92
Georgia114
South Carolina114
California121
New Mexico123
Texas136
North Carolina136
New York165
Maryland165
Arizona176
Florida179
Oklahoma187
Alabama198
Tennessee210
North Dakota212
Louisiana214
Oregon215
Kentucky217
Hawaii227
Illinois230
Pennsylvania232
Wisconsin233
West Virginia234
Connecticut241
Minnesota244
Arkansas245
Michigan245
Virginia251
Nevada259
Ohio260
Missouri268
Kansas277
Indiana301
Washington328
Colorado354
New Jersey407
Iowa454
Utah480
Massachusetts628

Even more about Ariel


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ariel a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ariel?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1991
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ariel
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 835
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1918
2012 births +1,692

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