User comments for Ariel (Pronunciation Only)

The name Ariel is pronounced AIR-ee-ELLE and spelt Ariel not pronounced AH-re-YAL
and spelt Areille.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2016
I am learning Hebrew, so I have a decent grasp of the alef-bet. Hebrew (EE-vreet), is always horribly translated. Phonetically, it is pronounced ay-REE-al or AY-ree-AL. With the 'R' a tongue-roll r, like in Spanish. I think it is a lovely name, suitable for boys or girls. I wish "the little mermaid" did not pop into people's minds though.
MiryamChannah  9/1/2011
I'm an Israeli and this Jewish HEBREW name is pronounced Are-ee-elle. The "mermaid" totally ruined this other wonderful boy name.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2009
I had a friend who pronounced his name as R-yell.
― Anonymous User  12/7/2008
People often call me Ar-yul. It is pronounced Ar-ee-ELL (Like air-ee-elle). I despise any reference to mermaids.
― Anonymous User  8/20/2008
Is also pronounced AH-ree-el.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2007
In English, the name Ariel is pronounced, 'air-ee-ul.' In Hebrew, French or Spanish, Ariel is pronounced R-E-L. Just like the names, David, Leah or Sarah. These are pronounced differently in English than they are in some other languages, even though the spelling stays the same.
― Anonymous User  8/9/2007
Commonly pronounced "AH-ree-el" with "AH" as in back. I've only heard it pronounced AH-ree-el with AH as in father in the Disney movie The Little Mermaid.
VictoriaCalledTori  6/21/2007
I pronounce my name Air-ee-el, I don't think anyone else has said it is like that and I am sick of having my name pronouced Are-ee-el.
thedawnofavalon  6/4/2007

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