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Gender: M Meaning of Ares: "ruin, bane" Origin of Ares: Greek Ares's Popularity in 2016: #688

Though this name is rooted in Greek mythology, it just entered the US Top 1000 for the first time in 2013, but as one of the year's fastest-rising names. It currently sits at Number 688.

In Greek mythology, Ares was the blood-thirsty god of war and son to Zeus and Hera. Names from ancient myth and legend are generally on the rise, as is evidenced by Gwen Stefani's choice of Apollo for her third son.

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Famous People Named Ares

Ares Tavolazzi, Italian jazz bassist
Ares, stage name of Ronny Hovland, Norwegian singer of band Aeternus
Ares, ring name of Marco Jaggi, Swiss pro wrestler
Ares or Aris Velouchiotis, nom de guerre of Athanasios "Thanasis" Klaras, Greek resistance leader during WWII

Pop Culture References for the name Ares

Ares, Greek god of war
Ares, Gregor's bat in Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins