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Gender: M Meaning of Ari: "lion of God" Origin of Ari: Diminutive of Ariel, Hebrew "lion of God" Ari's Popularity in 2012: #435

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This short form of Ariel (or any other Ari- beginning name, such as Aristotle) stands up better as a male name than its progenitor does. It is also short for Aristotle, as in Onassis, and is a prominent character on TV's Entourage--the uberagent Ari Gold.

Among other prominent bearers have been Ari Fleischer, White House Press Secretary for President George W. Bush and Ari Emanuel, powerful talent agent and possible inspiration for Ari Gold.

Ari Ben Canaan is the main character in the Leon Uris novel Exodus, played by Paul Newman on screen and Ari is the name of one of the Tenenbaum sons in The Royal Tenenbaums.

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Pop Culture References for the Name Ari

Ari Gold, character on Entourage
Ari Haswari, rogue Mossad agent on NCIS
Ari Batchelder, Eraser in the Maximum Ride series

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