Ari (1)
NamePopularityNamesakesName DaysRatingsCommentsNotes
User comments for Ari (1)

Key: Meaning/History Usage Pronunciation Famous Bearer Personal Impression Other

Comments are left by users of this website. They are not checked for accuracy.

In Armenian it means brave, and it is also a masculine name.
-- bravelioneagle  6/5/2005
In the movie "Rigoletto," Ari is the name of the main character. Great movie!
-- beautyofwords9  3/7/2006
I have a close friend named Ari. He is a bit of an original, you could say. He's quite nerdy and has extremely long hair. I think my impression of the name has been imprinted forever.
-- lisjose  5/16/2006
Ari was the first name of Ari Ben Canaan, the main character in the novel 'Exodus' by Leon Uris.
-- n-dogg  6/11/2006
Pronounced ah-ree.
-- Miss Claire  7/29/2006
The name Ari has a detestable nickname in elementary and middle school, 'Air'.
-- stormy_lovegood  3/6/2007
What's so "detestable" about the word "AIR"?
-- Anonymous User  11/3/2007
Actually, I don't even think it's pronounced Air-ee. The two people I saw with it were AR-ee. I knew one in elementary school, but I think he moved. The next year, a substitute teacher was taking attendence and called out, Ari, prounouncing it Air-ee. He said his name was AR-ee, but when I got to match people's names and faces, I saw that this was someone else.
-- Brianna Angela  6/21/2007
Ari was the name of one of Chas Tenenbaum's sons in the Wes Anderson film "The Royal Tenenbaums".
-- So Be It  7/12/2007
In the "Maximum Ride" series (I don't recall who wrote it, sorry), there is an Eraser (wolf/human thing) named Ari.
-- Anonymous User  8/7/2007
I also knew a girl, Ariana, who went by Ari. I think it's a gorgeous name that works equally well for both sexes.
-- dark  8/14/2007
I like this name a lot for a girl or guy, but a guy moreso.
-- Chloever33  8/17/2007
In the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ari is Lena Kaligaris's mother. Her real name is Ariadne.
-- Anonymous User  11/2/2007
I actually love this as a girl's name, although it's very cute on other people's boys. Just too feminine-sounding for my taste.
-- LuzDeTuVida  8/10/2008
Hearing, "I'm Ari Shapiro" every morning on NPR kind of makes the name grow on you.

Another bearer, though fictional, is Ari Ruka of Okage: Shadow King. The game is a spoof of Japanese role-playing games.
-- Veronica_Mignon  8/12/2008
Ari Batchelder (not sure I spelled that right) is a character in the Maximum Ride series by James Patterson. He is an eraser, which means he can turn into a wolf at will, kinda like the Twilight shapeshifters.
-- thecookiemonster  2/13/2009
It's a decidedly more masculine to use Ari instead of Ariel. While I really like both, Ariel is much more feminine in my eyes. Ari's a really strong name for a boy that he'll be able to grow up with. I like it.
-- magicalhannah7  3/7/2009
I actually really love this name-- the only reason why I wouldn't consider it as a name, if I ever had a son, is because the only Ari I know is the freakiest young man I've ever seen in my life. Otherwise, it's a really unique sounding name-- it's a cute nickname for Ariel, too.
-- LittleMissWeekender  3/16/2009
There's a character named Ari Haswari in the USA show, NCIS.
-- Anonymous User  3/13/2010
In Hebrew, Ari would be My Mountain.
-- Anonymous User  3/13/2010
This was the (default) name of the main character of the Playstation 2 role-playing game Okage Shadow King.
-- missmarlenesinclair  5/7/2010
I kind of like Ari. Like, not love. It's not the best name in the word, but it's cute. But not on girls.
-- Black_X  2/23/2011
Ari is pronounced ARE-ee.
-- Anonymous User  1/29/2012
I think this is a lovely name for a man. Gives a very romantic impression. I know someone named Ari and it is true that people often mispronounce his name and call him "Air".
-- wondertwin  3/9/2012
As a feminine name, Ari can be a nickname for Ariadne or Arianna, among other names.
-- Anonymous User  7/28/2012
I love the mane Ari for a male pronounced Ah-re (as in the ar sound in car). It's a male character off the tv show Entourage. It's great for any age and great that it can't be shortened. I honestly don't know how Ari would ever get called 'Air' that's crazy that would mean Eli would get 'lie'! I know people with both names and have never heard this.
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2013
176 people in the US actually named their baby girls Ari in 2012 :/
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
My name is Arin, but I've only ever been called Ari. Pronounced "Ah-ree". I've *never* been called "air". "arry" (like Harry with the H missing) I've been called maybe twice in my life. I'm a girl and though there was a boy Ari in my class at school, neither of us got teased about it.
-- pangurban  3/9/2014
My name is Ari and I'm genderfluid. Ari is a good unisex name but seems to be found more commonly in guys.

There's Ariadne "Ari" Kaligaris, Lena's mom from the Sisters of the Traveling Pants books.
There's Ari Alexander, Ava's husband from the Beautiful Fate books
Masculine and sexy in a man, light and feminine in a woman.
-- AriP1023  1/18/2015
My name is Ari and I am a girl. It is not short for anything.
-- Anonymous User  8/10/2015

 Add a Comment