Ariel Name Gender

Is Ariel a boys name or a girls name? Find out here.

Since 1910, 18.8% of babies named Ariel were boys.

In 2018, 18.8% of babies named Ariel were boys.

Based on data from The United States Social Security Administration.


Infographic of Ariel name meaning, which is “The lion of God,” from the Hebrew ari (lion) and El (God). In Shakespeare’s The Tempest, a tricksy spirit, the servant of Prospero.
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Ariel Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ariel? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Ariel was the 586th most popular boys name, representing 0.0301% of boy births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Ariel has been the 771st most popular boys name, representing 0.0105% of boy births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 1,392 6 0.0003%
1957 1,172 13 0.0007%
1958 0 0%
1959 1,535 5 0.0003%
1960 1,260 11 0.0006%
1961 1,248 11 0.0006%
1962 1,246 10 0.0005%
1963 1,128 15 0.0008%
1964 1,041 20 0.0011%
1965 971 24 0.0015%
1966 1,151 13 0.0008%
1967 801 43 0.0028%
1968 745 57 0.0038%
1969 715 74 0.0048%
1970 798 62 0.0039%
1971 778 64 0.0043%
1972 722 76 0.0056%
1973 743 71 0.0055%
1974 598 131 0.0101%
1975 575 148 0.0115%
1976 577 149 0.0116%
1977 633 128 0.0095%
1978 529 193 0.0144%
1979 564 185 0.0131%
1980 541 204 0.014%
1981 534 202 0.0137%
1982 501 242 0.0162%
1983 476 270 0.0183%
1984 498 239 0.0161%
1985 507 250 0.0165%
1986 498 267 0.0177%
1987 520 252 0.0165%
1988 498 291 0.0187%
1989 491 336 0.0208%
1990 489 349 0.0211%
1991 366 615 0.0377%
1992 471 417 0.0261%
1993 482 393 0.0252%
1994 485 395 0.0257%
1995 481 409 0.0271%
1996 476 411 0.0274%
1997 484 396 0.0268%
1998 476 420 0.0281%
1999 504 385 0.0257%
2000 564 322 0.0211%
2001 540 355 0.0236%
2002 517 397 0.0265%
2003 561 354 0.0233%
2004 561 363 0.0238%
2005 559 383 0.025%
2006 471 533 0.034%
2007 513 473 0.03%
2008 576 401 0.0259%
2009 558 429 0.0287%
2010 600 365 0.0253%
2011 617 337 0.0237%
2012 743 255 0.0179%
2013 721 269 0.0189%
2014 724 272 0.0187%
2015 589 413 0.0284%
2016 492 567 0.0393%
2017 475 562 0.0403%
2018 586 414 0.0301%

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Names Like Ariel

If you like Ariel, you’ll love these other names like Ariel.


What names are variants of Ariel?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ariel.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Aeriel

Lion of God

Hebrew

Aeriell

Lion of God

Hebrew

Airel

Lion of God

Hebrew

Airyel

Lion of God

Hebrew

Airyell

Lion of God

Hebrew

Arel

Lion of God

Hebrew

Ari

Lion

Hebrew

#367 (0.0609%)  
Arie

Lion, eagle; lion of God; the best of all

Scandinavian

#2,002 (0.0012%)  
Ariell

Lion of God

Hebrew

Arik

Forever or alone, ruler; lion of God

Scandinavian

#2,423 (0.0006%)  
Aryel

Lion of God

Hebrew

Aryell

Lion of God

Hebrew


What names sound like Ariel?

If you like how Ariel sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ariel.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Oriel

Golden

Latin

Uriel

Angel of light; flame of God

Hebrew

#480 (0.0403%)  

Lists With Ariel

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Siblings of Ariel

Mamas with kids named Ariel also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adlai

God is just

Hebrew

Ariel

Lion of God

Hebrew

#151 (0.1298%)  
Mirabel

Wonderful

Latin

#2,646 (0.0009%)  

4 Comments

  1. He is perfect!

  2. I chose to name my baby Ariel because i love the meaning Ariel means lion of God. And it goes perfect with hes middle name that’s Isai.

  3. I choose the name because
    Angel is called Ariel too

  4. Ariel was a boy’s name way before the little mermaid but it’s usually seen as feminine. As a society we’ve decided it’s cool to have masculine names for girls. I think we could use more of the feminine. Women and girls are allowed and encouraged to display “masculine” traits; we need to allow and celebrate men and boys who have traits traditionally seen as feminine.


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