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Gender: Female Pronunciation: air-ee-AHD-nee Meaning of Ariadne: "most holy" Origin of Ariadne: Greek Ariadne's Popularity in 2017: #773

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

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Famous People Named Ariadne

Saint Ariadne of Phrygia, 2nd century martyr
(Aelia) Ariadne, Empress consort of Zeno and Anastasius I of the Byzantine Empire
Ariadne Rosales Diaz, Mexican actress and model
Ariadne "Ari" Meyers, American actress
Ariadni Christodoulopoulos, birth name of Ariana Chris, Canadian mezzo-soprano
Ariadni Mylona, Greek beauty queen; Star Hellas 1998
Ariadni Rouva (b. 2013), daughter of singer Sakis Rouvas and model Katia Zygouli

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," short story by Anton Chekhov
Ariadne, Queen of Atlantis on British TV series "Atlantis"
Ariadne, character in manhwa comic Vagrant Soldier Ares
Ariadne, spider in the British animated TV series 'Creepy Crawlies'
Ariadne, giant tarantula in the British children's TV game show 'Knightmare'
Ariadni, character in film "Before Midnight"
Ariadni, character on Greek soap "Erotas"
Ariadne's Crown, constellation

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

Ariadne's International Variations

Ariane, Arianne (French) Arianna (Italian)