Gender Masculine & Feminine
Scripts אֲרִיאֵל(Hebrew) Ἀριήλ(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. a-ree-EHL(Hebrew) EHR-ee-əl(English) AR-ee-əl(English) A-RYEHL(French) a-RYEHL(Spanish) A-ryehl(Polish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Means "lion of God" in Hebrew, from אֲרִי ('ari) meaning "lion" and אֵל ('el) meaning "God". In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare utilized it for a spirit in his play The Tempest (1611) and Alexander Pope utilized it for a sylph in his poem The Rape of the Lock (1712), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honour. As an English name, it became more common for females in the 1980s, especially after it was used for the title character in the Disney film The Little Mermaid (1989).

Related Names

Feminine FormArielle(French)
Other Languages & Cultures'Ari'el(Biblical Hebrew) Arihel(Biblical Latin)
Same Spelling'Ari'el
User SubmissionAriël


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Name Days

France: October 1


Entry updated June 9, 2023