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Gender: Male Meaning of Aries: "a ram" Origin of Aries: Latin

The name Aries is a boy's name of Latin origin meaning "a ram". Aries and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Which would you choose?".

From the experts:

Better than Capricorn or Cancer, not as usable as Leo, the name of the Roman god of war becomes more possible as a baby name every day, as mythological names take the place of biblical names.

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Famous People Named Aries

Aries Merritt, American hurdler
Aries Spears, American comedian
Aries Delos Santos, Filipino badminton player

Pop Culture References for the name Aries

Aries, a female Celestial Spirit in manga/anime "Fairy Tail"
Aries Moon, the central villain in the novel Spellcaster's Cataclysm


johnna briggs Says:


My youngest daughter is name Aries Kay. It's funny cause it actually started out as a joke cause my oldest is name Athena Jane. And people teased us saying we'd have to name our son Ares. And my husband said he'd name his daughter that before he name his son.And this spelling seemed more feminine so that's why we chose that. But it suits her really well. And i like that it's different but not really weird or obnoxious. Ironically, she's a Leo not an Aries.

BrittanyBrown Says:


That's a very nice name April!

April Freeman Says:


Me and my husband wanted our son to have a solid name, i loved Jacob, but I felt like Twilight had stained the name. So since he was supposed to be born under the Aries sign and we both love mythology (all of them) we decided Ares. But i knew people would mispronounce Ares (A-Rez) so we went with Aries Jacob Freeman.

EW314 Says:


Very cool name. Could be Ari for short.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I really dislike Ares, but, for some reason, I really like Aries.

Pamela Says:


My 15 1/2 year old son's name is Aries Thomas. He loves it! It suits him!

JamieO Says:


I think it could also be great for a girl!

JamieO Says:


I really like it and love 'Air' for short. ^_^

Chrissy425 Says:


I know someone named Aries and the first time I met him I thought it was an extremely cool name

bpjory Says:


I've always seen this as a girls name, probably because of the video game Final Fantasy VII, haha!