"most holy"

Ariadne Origin and Meaning

The name Ariadne is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "most holy".

This name of the Cretan goddess of fertility is most popular now as the more melodic Ariana, but Ariadne has possibilities of its own. It first entered the US Top 1000 in 2014. The renewed interest in the name falls in line with the revival of other mythological names like Apollo and Athena. The trendy nickname Ari doesn't hurt either.

In Greek mythology, she was 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

# 999 in the US

Ariadne Rank in US Top 1000

# 150 on Nameberry

Ariadne Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Ariadne Popularity

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Famous People Named Ariadne

  • Saint Ariadne of Phrygia2nd century martyr
  • (Aelia) AriadneEmpress consort of Zeno and Anastasius I of the Byzantine Empire
  • Ariadne Rosales DiazMexican actress and model
  • Ariadne "Ari" MeyersAmerican actress
  • Ariadne Christodoulopoulosbirth name of Ariana Chris, Canadian mezzo,soprano
  • Ariadne MylonaGreek beauty queen; Star Hellas 1998
  • Ariadne Rouva (b. 2013)daughter of singer Sakis Rouvas and model Katia Zygouli

Ariadne in Pop Culture

  • Ariadnedaughter of King Minos of Crete who helped Theseus escape the Minotaur; wife of Dionysus in Greek mythology
  • Ariadnecharacter in 2010 film 'Inception'
  • Ariadne Olivercharacter in Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot series
  • Lady Ariadne Utterwordcharacter in G. Bernard Shaw's play 'Heartbreak House' (1916)
  • "Ariadne" short story by Anton Chekhov
  • AriadneQueen of Atlantis on British TV series "Atlantis"
  • Ariadnecharacter in manhwa comic Vagrant Soldier Ares
  • Ariadnespider in the British animated TV series 'Creepy Crawlies'
  • Ariadnegiant tarantula in the British children's TV game show 'Knightmare'
  • Ariadnicharacter in film "Before Midnight"
  • Ariadnicharacter on Greek soap "Erotas"
  • Ariadne's Crownconstellation
  • Ariadne Bridgestockcharacter in Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunter Chronicles
  • Ariadne Elizabeth Gwendolyn Flitworthcharacter in the 'Scarlet and Ivy' series by Sophie Cleverly