Ariel (name)

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Ariel
Pronunciation/ˈɛəriəl/
Hebrew: [aʁiˈ(ʔ)el]
Spanish: [aˈɾjel]
GenderUnisex (originally male)
Language(s)Hebrew
Origin
Word/nameAncient Israel
MeaningLion of God
Region of originAncient Israel
Other names
Alternative spellingAriël, Ariella, Arielle (American/French amalgamation)
Variant form(s)Ari, Asadullah

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 the alternative English and French spelling Arielle). 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. 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).

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