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'Ariel' also means 'lion of God' according to this site.
-- Katheros  8/1/2007
If other poeple didn't exactly like the name, they could still give him the name; just call him Niel most of the time. Neat name.
-- lowcal historyan  1/15/2008
It's pronounced "oht-nee-EL" in Hebrew, not "aht-ni-EL." The vowel that's usually pronounced "ah" becomes "oh" under certain circumstances (closed, unaccented syllable). That's why the name is written in English with an "O".
-- RebDeb  2/27/2008
A famous bearer of this name was Othniel Charles Marsh, a well-known 19th century American paleontologist:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Othniel_Charles_Marsh
-- Lucille  10/12/2010
Othniel was the brother of Caleb, not his nephew (See Joshua 15:16-17; Judges 1:13). He was also one of the first Judges. I think it's a lovely refreshing name.
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2010

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