Gender Feminine
Scripts Ἀριάδνη(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. A-REE-AD-NEH(Classical Greek) ar-ee-AD-nee(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "most holy", composed of the Greek prefix ἀρι (ari) meaning "most" combined with Cretan Greek ἀδνός (adnos) meaning "holy". In Greek mythology, Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos. She fell in love with Theseus and helped him to escape the Labyrinth and the Minotaur, but was later abandoned by him. Eventually she married the god Dionysus.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAriadna(Catalan) Arijana(Croatian) Ariana, Arianna, Arienne, Aryana(English) Ariane, Arianne(French) Ariane(German) Arianna(Italian) Ariadna(Polish) Ariana(Portuguese) Ariadna(Russian) Ariadna(Spanish)
User SubmissionsAriadné, Ariadnė


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Name Days

Greece: September 18


Entry updated April 25, 2021