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Quick Facts on Arielle

  • Gender:
  • Girl
  • Origin:
  • French
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 368
Simple meaning:
Lion of God, hero, alter hearth

Characteristics of Arielle

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Arielle

Arielle is the French form of Ariel. The name Ariel is borne from the Bible as a place name [Isaiah 29:1-2]. “Ah, Ariel, Ariel, / the city where David encamped! / Add year to year; / let the feasts run there round. / Yet I will distress Ariel, / and there shall be moaning and lamentation, / and she shall be to me like an Ariel.” Most etymological sources translate Ariel into the Hebrew word for “Lion of God” or “hero.” It is also sometimes said to mean “alter hearth” which would make sense given the Biblical place name. Ariel originated as a male given name in the Jewish community, with Ariella being a feminine form of the name. Arielle is the French variation also uused among the English. Today, Ariel is widely used among English-speakers and it has predominantly become a female name in the United States, although it is still considered unisex. Arielle on the other hand is distinctly female.

Popularity of the Name Arielle

The French Arielle first appeared on the American female naming charts in 1982 (four years after Ariel). Both Ariel and Arielle grew impressively in usage during the 1980s and then saw another boost up the charts thanks to Disney’s Little Mermaid Ariel in the late 1980s. Although Arielle has never achieved a position on the Top 100 most commonly used girl names, Ariel did. Rather Arielle has always followed the spelling of Ariel in terms of popularity. Today, Arielle is pretty much enjoying low-moderate usage. She’s definitely not trendy, but she’s also not unfamiliar either. It’s a lovely choice for those Francophile parents who prefer the French spelling of names (they also pronounce it slightly different). The more minimalistic parents might go for the Ariel spelling. Or the more fancy-pants parents might opt for the frillier four-syllable Ariella.
Popularity of the Girl Name Arielle
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Arielle

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Arielle

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Arielle

    Arielle We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Arielle (see Ariel).

  • Popular Songs on Arielle

    Popular Songs on Arielle

    Arielle - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Arielle (see Ariel).

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Arielle

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Arielle

    Arielle and the Hanukkah Surprise (Devra Newberger Speregen) - This Hanukkah Arielle gets to light a candle on the menorah for the very first time. A heartwarming story that introduces the youngest child to the traditions of Hanukkah. Recommended for ages 5-8.

    Arielle's Pursuit (Rose Bishop) - Arielle s Pursuit is the tale of a young dog-maiden who struggles between her own desires and her dear mother s wishes. This story for middle aged children takes place in an imaginary world where dogs live as if they were human. A beautiful castle named Seabreeze has been built near the ocean. There the medieval code of ladyship is too much for the adventurous youth, Arielle. So she finds trouble on her own and pursues it. Recommended for ages 12-14.

    Arielle's Wedding (Rundy Purdy) - Arielle has met the man of her dreams, but will her dysfunctional cousin Rundy ruin the most special day of her life? Read this breath-taking story of adventure and romance to find out! This illustrated story, full of light-hearted humor, brings to life the meaning of "family dysfunction" in hilarious style. Learn the true meaning of the Irish Shoe Dance, bedtime habits, and situational nose picking--all in the course of one wedding. Recommended for ages 7-10.

  • Famous People Named Arielle

    Famous People Named Arielle

    Famous People Named Arielle - Arielle Dombasle (actress); Arielle Kebbel (actress)

  • Children of Famous People Named Arielle

    Children of Famous People Named Arielle

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Arielle - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Arielle.

  • Historic Figures

    Arielle - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Arielle - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Arielle.

Personality of the Girl Name Arielle

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Arielle

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