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The name Ariel is a baby boy name. The name Ariel comes from the Hebrew origin. In Hebrew The meaning of the name Ariel is: Sprite; lion of God. A biblical alternate name for Jerusalem. Name of a prankish spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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Boy or Girl ?: boy
Origin of name: Hebrew
Meaning: Sprite; lion of God. A biblical alternate name for Jerusalem. Name of a prankish spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Expression number: 9
SoulUrge Number: 6
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my daughters name
written by a girl named shawn, February 29, 2008
i will be naming my neborn daughter Ariel Faith...I think its beautiful.
written by ....., March 01, 2008
i know a guy named uriel which suit a male better then ariel.
Ariel is pretty and meaningful
written by Talia, March 05, 2008
I have loved the name Ariel. There is a teenage girl on the tv series Medium named Ariel--the name just sounds beautiful. I love that it means and angel and a lioness of God.
written by Ariel Aileen, March 20, 2008
I am a female, and I am Ariel. I know one other person named Ariel. She is a teenage ballet dancer. This is a beautiful name, and yes, I did know boys named Ariel. Such a pretty name........ it was such a hit in 1977. Lots of people got named Ariel. Nowadays, you don't find many people named Ariel. Its newness is wearing off. The newest girl name is now Nevaeh, which is Heaven spelled backwards. But, if it is Heaven backwards, doesn't that mean that that person is...... hell??????? But I'm serious!
written by Ariel, July 23, 2008
Well my name is Ariel Ann i am a female and i think it is wwell suited for both genders but granted it is most common to hear it on a girl but it has many more meanings i was named Ariel because it also means life of the party, or city of partyers or light in the dark
Its a Great BOY Name
written by Carmen, July 24, 2008
This is not a name for a girl.
It's a BOYS name!
written by xxo, August 02, 2008
Ariel has *always* been a boys name. Unfortunately, The Little Mermaid has screwed that up.

Ariel Sharon, ex Prime Minister of Israel? The man was born in 1928 and this MALE name has been around a lot longer than that.

Also, it's pronounced AH ree el.
written by Jessica-Jane, September 03, 2008
i think ariel suits a girl wayy more then a boy.
i jsut think its too feminin.
i think if i named my son "ariel" hed get bullied at school. but if i named my daughter ariel she wouldnt.

i love that name
its very girly.

like little mermaid,

Jessey x
Boy's Name all the way!
written by Ana, October 03, 2008
I have a son named Ariel. Unfortunately because of the Little Mermaid, he hates it. He wants to legally change it. For Hispanics, Ariel is only for boys. I have never met a hispanic girl named Ariel and when my son was born in 1993 I did not know the Little Mermaid existed. Had I known, I would not have given him the name because now he is suffering at school. People are very ignorant and don't pronounce it correctly, which is R E L.
written by A, May 29, 2009
My name is Ariel and I think it's ridiculous to associate the name with one gender or another. I think part of its beauty is that it can be for either sex. Also, there is not a single correct pronunciation. Granted, I get annoyed when people call me R E L when I consider myself an AIR-E-L. I don't think "The Little Mermaid" made it a female's name -- I was born before the Little Mermaid and I am a female. I was named after The Tempest, and my interpretation of the sprite is that it does not have a gender. I have met equal amounts of female and male Ariel's. Even though I have struggled with my name and have at times wished to change it, I have come to think it is a beautiful name with a wealth of meaning.
written by Kendall, September 03, 2009
Ana: What a shame about your son! Kids are mindlessly cruel... have you tried using just Ari? In spanish the name is beautiful for a boy, it just rolls of the tongue. The pronunciation in english does lean toward the feminine side and unfortunatley as I said kids are merciless. My name is Kendall and I hated my name so much in school my mohter let me tell everyone my name was Katie. When you are young you long for acceptance, now that I am older I cherish that my name is uncommon. It took me a while to get to this place though and kids didn't help at all!
my little sister...
written by M. K-Ann, December 23, 2009
My little sister's name is Ariel. Sounds like Air-ee-il. She keeps on thinking that she was named after "The Little Mermaid" and my step-mom (her mom because she is my half-sister) keeps telling her otherwise.
Oh geez...
written by Clara, January 24, 2010
Why can't all the names in the world be unisex, huh? Girls steal guy names all the time. Guys have girly-ish names all the time too. SHARE PEOPLE.
written by Ariel, January 25, 2010
My name is Ariel Kay and I love it. I'm a girl who was born before The Little Mermaid (I was named after an author, also female.) In Mexico Ariel is pretty much strictly a boys name but in the US every other Ariel I've met was a girl. It does sound feminine to me but the only thing that makes a name "masculine" or "feminine" in our minds is what our culture has determined for us. I've met many girls named Tyler and I still think it sounds beautiful even though it's a "masculine" name. So to the people that say "Ariel is a boys name ONLY" well, hate to break it too you, but I'm a chick, my names Ariel, and I was around before my red head counter-part. People pronounce my name both ways air-e-el or r-e-l, I don't really care. To quote Shakespeare (with so many people mentioning The Tempest) "what's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet" :)
written by Aryanna , April 16, 2010
Thank you....My name is Ariel as well but I chose to use my daughter's name. I love my name. Yes I am fiesty, but I am also a protector not only of my children but my family as a whole. I hate the fact that Ariel has that one negative connatation its terrible especially when the name has to do with God himself. I love my name and I thank my father for giving it to me

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