The name Ariel is Hebrew in origin. Meaning "lion of God," Ariel served as a biblical place-name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare also used the name for a male sprite in his play The Tempest. Although Ariel is considered a unisex name, it is much more commonly given to baby girls in the United States. The name has remained steady in popularity since the early 1990s and is currently in the top 200 names for girls.
Similar Names: Ari, Aeriel
Famous Ariel Names: Ariel Meredith (model), Ariel Winter (actress)