Gender Masculine
Scripts Ἀριστοτέλης(Ancient Greek)
Pronounced Pron. AR-i-staht-əl(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Greek name Ἀριστοτέλης (Aristoteles) meaning "the best purpose", derived from ἄριστος (aristos) meaning "best" and τέλος (telos) meaning "purpose, aim". This was the name of a Greek philosopher of the 4th century BC who made lasting contributions to Western thought, including the fields of logic, metaphysics, ethics and biology.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAristotelis, Aris(Greek) Arastoo(Persian)


Bust of AristotleBust of Aristotle


Entry updated May 29, 2020