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Gender: Male Meaning of Aristotle: "superior" Origin of Aristotle: Greek

The name Aristotle is a boy's name of Greek origin meaning "superior". Aristotle and is often added to lists like Greek Baby Names for Modern Kids and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

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The great philosopher's name is commonly used in Greek families, and is one that could work for daring, exotically inclined American ones.

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Famous People Named Aristotle

Aristotle, Greek Philosopher
Aristotle of Cyrene, philosopher of the Cyrenaic school
Aristotle the Dialectician, philosopher who killed the tyrant Abantidas of Sicyon
Aristotle of Argos, rebel who led a revolt against the rule of Cleomenes III in Argos
Aristotle of Mytilene, Peripatetic philosopher in the time of Galen
Aristotle Socrates Onassis, Greek shipping magnate; second husband of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Pop Culture References for the name Aristotle

(Angel) Aristotle "Ari" Mendoza, Character in "Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe", by Benjamin Alire Sáenz.
Aristotle Means, character in video game 'Ace Attorney'
Aristotle Twelvetrees, character in J.K. Rowling's "History of Magic in North America"



justthinkin Says:


I waited on someone named Aristotle. Born late 80's/early 90's? I'll admit I was surprised to hear it, but it was memorable and not in a bad way. I like the Ari nickname option, but I do find it hard to pronounce.

JossieChris Says:


I know a couple with an Aristotle nn Ari and a Phinnius nn Fin adorable! And it has Harry Potter street cred. I prefer nn Aristo and the meaning the best end or saving the best for last if it's your first son. That would be cute too.

MonikerWanderer Says:


Really pretentious. The name will also outshine the person before you get to know them. I'd just go with Aris and use this an nickname.

She's a Killer Queen Says:


I actually like this...
Is it pretentious?

EW314 Says:


This would be such a fabulous cat name!

_NorthStar_ Says:


I think I would use this. It's a bold and daring choice....but the nn Ari / Aris is fantastic and as unexpected as the fullname, in a far less in~ your~ face~ way. Quite usable, with a rich and unparalleled history. But then, I have genuinely considered Michelangelo as well. :)

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


The idea is great, but sounds a bit pretentious IMO. Could work as a middle.