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Gender: M Meaning of Ariel: "lion of God" Origin of Ariel: Hebrew Ariel's Popularity in 2016: #500

Despite its distinguished pedigree and popularity in Israel, Disney's Little Mermaid feminized Ariel in this country forever--though short form Ari has come into prominence via the less than admirable character in Entourage.

Famous People Named Ariel

Ariel Sharon (born 1928), former Israeli prime minister
Ariel Ticona, Chilean miner who was trapped in the San Jose mine
Ariel Donida, male model
Ariel Camacho, Mexican singer
Ariel Rechtshaid, American record producer
Ariel "Rel" Schulman, American actor, director and producer
Ariel Vromen, Israeli-born film director
Ariel Marcus Rosenberg, real name of singer/songwriter Ariel Pink

Pop Culture References for the name Ariel

Ariel "Ari" Gold, character in the HBO series "Entourage"
Ariel, magicial sprite in Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
Ferdinand Lured by Ariel, 1850 painting by John Everett Millais which depicts an episode from Act I, Scene II of "The Tempest"
Ariel, antagonist in the SNES video game "Arcana"

Arriel, Arie, Arial, Ariyel, Ari