The name Ariadne is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "most holy". Ariadne is ranked #773 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Mythology Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
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