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GenderFeminine
ScriptsΑριαδνη Ancient Greek
PronouncedPron.A-REE-AD-NE Classical Greek
ar-ee-AD-nee English
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Meaning & History

Means "most holy", composed of the Cretan Greek elements αρι (ari) "most" and αδνος (adnos) "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.
Other Languages & CulturesAriadna Catalan Arijana Croatian Ariane Dutch Ariana, Arianna, Arienne, Aryana English Ariane, Arianne French Ariane German Arianna Italian Ariadna Polish Ariana Portuguese Ariadna Russian Ariadna Spanish
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daughters, Greek mythology, Louisa May Alcott characters, mythology, princesses, saints
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute