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Gender: Female Origin of Arrietty: Literary name, variation of Harriet

The name Arrietty is a girl's name . Arrietty and is often added to lists like Hipster British Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

A pretty, dainty name for one of the little characters in the children's book series The Borrowers. It was the basis for a later Studio Ghible animated film, The Secret World of Arrietty. While the connection to Harriet is tenuous, you might want to consider Arrietty as an honorific for an ancestral Harriet, Harry, or even Henry or Henrietta.

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Pop Culture References for the name Arrietty

Arrietty means Lion Star, Arri means Lion and Etty means Star


cheesy-biscuit Says:


I like this name. It sound foreign like a ballet dancer

danirose01 Says:


It's sooo cute but I'm worried it would only work on a little girl or an old lady... might be weird on a regular woman.

Mrsfaith Says:


My daughters name, although we use the spelling Arietty as two R's seemed a bit fussy

Lena_Aline Says:


I love the sound of it, but I think it might be to heavily associated with "The Borrowers".

Zelliew Says:


No - I would bypass this name

eveyalecia Says:


I think you might be pronouncing it wrong then. It's "air-ee-ett-ee."

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


When I say it out loud, all I hear is "Hairy Yeti". Pretty hard to unhear.

MaryKathryn Says:


Definitely one to consider!

unicornluvgirl Says:


I remember reading The Borrowers when I was really little!

CocoWhite Says:


Pretty, but it sounds too much like "anxiety" to me.