Ari (name)

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[original research?] Ari could refer to names of various languages, or shortened versions of other names.


Means "Bee".


"Ari" a variant of Ara (Arabic), and the meaning of Ari is "brings rain". "Ari" is also a common shortened version of the male first name "Arif".


"Ari" means "gold" in Albanian. Ari is also a male first name that means "bear" (the animal).


"Ari" is a male first name that means "fearless" or "brave".


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]


Short form of "Asparuch".


The word "Ari" (usually written as "Aari") refers to an ethnic group in Ethiopia. The Ari people inhabit the northern part of the Mago National Park in Ethiopia and have the largest territory of all the tribes in the area. They have fertile lands allowing them to have several types of plantations. An Ari's crop can consist of grains, coffee, fruits and honey. It's also common for them to have large herds of livestock. Their women are known for selling pottery and wearing skirts made from banana trees called enset. The Aari is one of the tribes whose culture and language remain less explored in Ethiopia. There are a few ethnographic works on the Aari tribe by Dr. Gebre Yntiso, a well known anthropologist and a professor at Addis Ababa University.

Finnic languages[edit]

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


"Ari" is a somewhat common Norse and Finnish name. It is sometimes seen as part of the hyphenated name "Ari-Pekka".


In German, "Ari" is a masculine name and means "eagle"[3] or "great bird". It was also used as Word ending "-ari" for male nomina agentium (f.e. "lêrari", means "teacher")


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".

Famous historical figures sometimes referred to as "Ari" include the philosopher Aristotle, Aristides the Just, and shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

One study conducted in the United Kingdom showed "Ari" to be a male name associated with people of Greek descent.[5]


Ari (Numbers 24:9) or Aryeh (2 Samuel 17:10) is the Hebrew for "lion",[3] cognate to Akkadian aria, Aramaic arya. The word is in use as a first name. Ari was also used as an honorific for an important man.[citation needed]

Gur-aryeh ("lion cub") is attested in Jacob's blessing on Judah (Genesis 49:9), "Judah is a lion's whelp; on prey, my son, have you grown".

The Hebrew name Ari-el (or "Ariel") translates to "lion of God".[6]

"Ari" is also a common shortened version of the names Ariel, Aryeh, Arielle and Ariella.


"Ari" means "Not of Sin" in Hindi. Ari also means "one who shows the right path".

Icelandic/Old Norse[edit]

"Ari" is a somewhat common name meaning "eagle" or "fast flying one". Etymologically closely related to the Icelandic word "ör" (arrow).


"Ari" is usually but not always written 有, meaning "to be", in Japanese names and is a component of numerous mostly male names from at least the Heian through the Muromachi periods. Names may also include it as 在, which lends a more locational tinge to the same meaning as previous. Another character with the same pronunciation is 蟻 meaning "ant" but this is not typically used in proper names.


"Ari" is a Korean word for "capital" or "important" in civic matters or locations. For example, Ari-Soo ("Soo" meaning water) is the water treatment plant for Seoul, South Korea.


"Ari" is a somewhat common Kurdish male first name, and means "Arian". It also means "from the flame".


In Maori, "Ari" means "clear" or "visible".


In Mongolia, Ari is short form of "Ari-un", "Arig, Arigun" means "Pure" "holiness" "sacred" "heavenly" or "Clear".


In Quechua, 'Ari' means "yes".


'Ari' is a shortened version of the Indian names Arihant, Arijit, Arindrajit, and Arindam.


'Ari' is a Swahili word meaning "Determination"


"Ari" is a short form for "Ariya" means "Good","Gem"


"Ari" means "property" in Tagalog. It is a feminine name associated with Arielle V.


"Ari"/"Arima" refers to lion in the Tamil language.


"Ari" means "bee" in Turkish. Also used as an adjective, it means "pure, clean, untouched, chaste"


"Ari"/"Arike" means "we have seen/found someone to care for."

People named Ari[edit]

Fictional characters named Ari[edit]

  • Ari, a clone in C. J. Cherryh's science fiction novel Cyteen and its sequel, Regenesis
  • Ari, protagonist of the role-playing PS2 game Okage: Shadow King
  • Ari Batchelder, in the Maximum Ride novel series
  • Ari Ben Canaan, protagonist in the novel Exodus by Leon Uris and the 1960 film adaptation, played by Paul Newman
  • Ari Gold (Entourage), on the comedy-drama television series Entourage
  • Ari Haswari, fictional terrorist in the NCIS TV series, half-brother of Ziva David
  • Ari Tasarov, from the TV series Nikita

See also[edit]


  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. 105–116. ISBN 978-1-55014-521-2. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  3. ^ a b 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-
  5. ^ Pearce, Karen (2002), "AZ of Names", Naming and Naming Systems, Multicultural Matters, London, England: Building Bridges, p. 44, ISBN 0-9543632-0-5, OCLC 51228343, retrieved 13 Dec 2011 
  6. ^ Harrison, Nick; Miller, Steve (2007), "Girls' Names A—Z", The Best-Ever Christian Baby Name Book, Eugene, Oregon, United States: Harvest House, p. 35, ISBN 0-7369-1994-5, OCLC 80019823, retrieved 13 Dec 2011