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Gender: F Pronunciation: air-ee-AHD-nee Meaning of Ariadne: "most holy" Origin of Ariadne: Greek Ariadne's Popularity in 2015: #765

This name of the Cretan goddess of fertility is most popular now as the more melodic Ariana, but Ariadne has possibilities of its own. In Greek mythology, the daughter of Minus who gave Theseus the thread by which he escaped from the labyrinth. After being deserted by him, she married Dionysus, the god of fertility, wine and drama

Famous People Named Ariadne

(Aelia) Ariadne, Empress consort of Zeno and Anastasius I of the Byzantine Empire
Saint Ariadne of Phrygia, 2nd century martyr
Ariadne Rosales Diaz, Mexican actress and model

Pop Culture References for the name Ariadne

Ariadne, daughter of King Minos of Crete who helped Theseus escape the Minotaur; wife of Dionysus in Greek mythology
Ariadne, character in 2010 film 'Inception'
Ariadne Oliver, character in Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot series
Lady Ariadne Utterword, character in G. Bernard Shaw's play 'Heartbreak House' (1916)
Ariadne, spider in the British animated TV series 'Creepy Crawlies'
Ariadne, giant tarantula in the British children's TV game show 'Knightmare'
Ariadne's Crown, constellation

Ariana, Arene, Aryanna, Aryanie, Aryane, Arianie, Aryana, Ariadna, Aryanne, Ariagna

Ariadne's International Variations

Ariane, Arianne (French) Arianna (Italian)