Ariel (name)

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Ariel is a given name from Biblical Hebrew אריאל Ariel that literally means "lion of God". The female form is אריאלה (transliterated as Ariela, Ariella, or Arielle), although "Ariel" can also be used as a woman's name. In modern Hebrew, Ariel is primarily used as a male name. However, in recent years in English-speaking countries, it has been more commonly used as a female name. An alternative English and French spelling is Arielle. It also appears as a surname.

Common short forms of Ariel are Ari and Arik for boys (primarily in Hebrew-speaking areas) and Arie, Elle, and Ella for girls (primarily in English and French-speaking areas).

List of people with the given name Ariel[edit]

In fiction

List of people with the surname Ariel[edit]

  • Gideon Ariel (born 1939), Israeli former Olympian in the shot put and discus throw

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