Ari (name)

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Ari is a given name in many languages.



In Albanian, "Ari" is a masculine name and means Gold.


In the Badaga language, "Ari" ("A:ri") has a literal meaning of "sun-like" and is used as a male name, sometimes changed to "Harry" in the case of converts to Christianity.[1]

Finnic languages[edit]

"Ari" is thought to be a Finnic form of Adrian.[2]


In German, "Ari" is a masculine name and means "eagle"[3] or "great bird".


Ari or Aris is a common shortened version of the Greek names Aristotle, Ariadne, (Arianna)Arietta, Aristides, Aristarchus, Aristomenes, Aristobulos, Aristoxenos, Aristos, Aristophanes, Aristea, Aristotelis, and others, the majority of which are compounds of the adjectival superlative áristos, "best". They are also modern Greek transliterations for Ares, the god of war and the name for the planet Mars. The archaic Greek prefix ari-[4] (e.g. in Ariadne, Arimnestus etc.) or eri-, a cognate of áristos, means "very" or "verily".


Ari is a common male given name in Hebrew, meaning "lion".


In Icelandic, just like in German, "Ari" is a masculine name and means "eagle".

People named Ari[edit]

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  1. ^ Hockings, Paul; Pilot-Raichoor, Christiane (1992), Werner Winter; Richard A. Rhodes, eds., A Badaga-English Dictionary, Trends in Linguistics: Documentation, 8, Berlin, Germany: Mouton de Gruyter, p. 47, ISBN 978-3-11-012677-8, OCLC 25963917, retrieved 13 Dec 2011
  2. ^ Balodis, Pauls (August 2009). "Personal Names of Livonian Origin in Latvia: Past and Present" (PDF). In Wolfgang Ahrens; Sheila Embleton; André Lapierre. Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences. 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences. Toronto, Canada: York University. pp. 105&ndash, 116. ISBN 978-1-55014-521-2. Retrieved 23 April 2011.
  3. ^ Stewart, Julia (1993), "A", African Names (GoogleBook), New York, New York: Kensington Publishing, p. 14, ISBN 0-8065-1386-1, OCLC 59614650, retrieved 13 Dec 2011
  4. ^ ari-