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Proper noun

  1. Biblical Hebrew name meaning literally "lion of God", and used also in reference to the city of Jerusalem.
  2. Name of a spirit in the play The Tempest by Shakespeare.
  3. Name of the twelfth and brightest moon of the planet Uranus.
  4. A given name, often borrowed from Spanish usage.
  5. A given name, mostly of persons born after 1970.


Proper noun

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  1. male given name

Extensive Definition

Ariel is a unisex name in its Western and English form. Among the frequently occurring names from the 2000 U.S. Census- the masculine and feminine versions are ranked 531 and 205, respectively. Ariel is an Archangel name (see 'Other' section, below) from the Hebrew אֲרִיאֵל "Lion of God." Archangel Ariel is known as the Angel of Healing and New Beginnings. In English, Ariel is pronounced, "air-ee-ul"; in Hebrew, French, Spanish and German it is pronounced, "ah-ree-el." Other forms are Arielle and Ariella, both of which are female names. In Chinese, Ariel is pronounced Āi Lǐ Ěr (Simplified 埃里尔 Traditional 埃裡爾). An alternate Chinese spelling is Yà liè (亚列).



Fictional characters





  • Ariel (band), an Australian rock band of the mid-1970s
  • Ariel, a group with which the electronic musician Kid 606 has worked
  • "Ariel" (song) by Dean Friedman, or the character about whom the song is written
  • Ariels, an album by electronica band Bent
  • "Ariel" (song) by The Cure (Robert Smith) unreleased until remastered on The Top album
  • Ariel Storm (band) Ambient Dreampop duo of Kai Ariel and Ariana Storm.
  • Ariel Kill Him is an indie/alternative band from Sweden
  • Ariel, a song of the British hard rock band Rainbow (band)

Commercial products

  • Ariel (Beanie Baby), a Beanie Baby bear produced by Ty, Inc. in memory of Ariel Glaser in which profits were donated to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
  • Ariel (washing powder), a washing powder brand of Procter & Gamble
. The lead singer of a Canadian rock band, Suits on Sunday, in 2006 - present



  • Ariel (angel), an angel in Judaism, Christianity (Gnostic) & occult lore
  • Ariel (anime), an anime OVA series
  • Ariel was a stage name used by female pro wrestler Shelly Martinez during her employment with the ECW organization
  • Ariel Gazelle is another name for the Dorcas Gazelle
  • Ariel (computer program), a document delivery program distributed by Infotrieve
  • Operation Ariel was the British military evacuation from western France in World War II

See also


Ariel in Bulgarian: Ариел
Ariel in Czech: Ariel
Ariel in Welsh: Ariel
Ariel in Danish: Ariel
Ariel in German: Ariel
Ariel in Spanish: Ariel
Ariel in French: Ariel
Ariel in Italian: Ariel
Ariel in Hebrew: אריאל (פירושונים)
Ariel in Dutch: Ariël
Ariel in Japanese: アリエル
Ariel in Norwegian: Ariel
Ariel in Low German: Ariel
Ariel in Polish: Ariel
Ariel in Portuguese: Ariel
Ariel in Russian: Ариэль (значения)
Ariel in Slovak: Ariel
Ariel in Slovenian: Ariel
Ariel in Finnish: Ariel
Ariel in Swedish: Ariel
Ariel in Turkish: Ariel
Ariel in Ukrainian: Аріель

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