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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

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