Ariel Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ariel:
Derived from the Hebrew 'arī'ēl (lion of God). In the Old Testament, the name is used as a symbolic name for Jerusalem.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Nicknames for Ariel
A, Ari, Arik, Arieh, Riel.
- Meanings and history of the name Ariel
Means "lion of God" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament it is used as another name for the city of Jerusalem. Shakespeare used it as the name of a spirit in his play 'The Tempest' (1611), and one of the moons of Uranus bears this name in his honor.
- Famous real-life people named Ariel
Ariel Sharon, an Israeli statesman and retired general, served as Israel’s 11th Prime Minister (from 2001-2006).
Ariel Lester Am-is Jr., a Philippine Science High School Scholar, served as the secretary of the Bauxite Organization.
Ariel Pagtalonia Manalo (Jose Manalo), a Filipino comedian.
- Ariel in song, story & screen
Ariel, Prospero's spirit servant in Shakespeare's The Tempest