See also: ariel
- Arielle (for female name only)
From Biblical Hebrew אֲרִיאֵל (ari'él, literally “lion of God”), a compound of אֲרִי (arí, “lion”) and אֵל (él, “God”).
- (biblical) A name for the city of Jerusalem, the claimed (and de-facto) capital city of modern Israel, and the claimed capital city of modern Palestine.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Isaiah 29:1:
- Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
- A male given name from Hebrew, also ascribed to spirits and angels in English literature.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Ezra 8:16:
- Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel, for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding.
- 1610–1611 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act I, (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals)]::Scene ii:
- All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I come / To answer thy best pleasure; be't to fly, / To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride / On the curl'd clouds; to thy strong bidding task / Ariel and all his quality.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book VI”, in Paradise Lost. […], London: […] [Samuel Simmons], […], →OCLC; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, →OCLC:
- Nor stood unmindful Abdiel to annoy / The Atheist crew, but with redoubl’d blow / Ariel and Arioc, and the violence / Of Ramiel scorcht and blasted overthrew.
- 1712 May, [Alexander Pope], “The Rape of the Locke. An Heroi-comical Poem.”, in Miscellaneous Poems and Translations. […], London: […] Bernard Lintott […], →OCLC, canto:
- Of these am I, who thy Protection claim, / A watchful Sprite, and Ariel is my Name.
- 1979, Phyllis Chesler, With Child, Crowell, →ISBN, page 121:
- You don't look like a Daniel (your pre-chosen name). There's something fierce and tawny about you. You're the Lion! You're Ariel: God's Lion. You'll be my father Leon's namesake — and for your father, you'll have a Hebrew name.
I dub thee Ariel, faery spirit of my tempest. You'll be my Jerusalem...
- A female given name from Hebrew, used mainly since the 1980s.
- 1992, Kristina Logan, The Right Man for Loving, Thorndike Press, →ISBN, page 190:
- "I'm going to name her Ariel," Laura said, ignoring them completely as she stared down at the baby. "The boys like the name because it's the same as the girl in the Little Mermaid movie. And I like it, because it's pretty."
- (astronomy) The brightest moon of the planet Uranus.
- A Israeli settlement and city in the central West Bank.
moon of Uranus
From English Ariel. Also from Spanish Ariel. Both from Biblical Hebrew אֲרִיאֵל (ari'él, literally “lion of God”), a compound of אֲרִי (arí, “lion”) and אֵל (él, “God”).
The female given name is from Ariel, the titular character of the 1989 Disney animated film The Little Mermaid.
- a male given name from Hebrew
- a female given name
- (astronomy) Ariel; one of the moons of Uranus
- (biblical) Ariel (a name for the city of Jerusalem, the claimed (and de-facto) capital city of modern Israel, and the claimed capital city of modern Palestine)
- the archangel Ariel
- A city in the central West Bank
For quotations using this term, see Citations:Ariel.
- a male given name, equivalent to English Ariel
- a male given name from Biblical Hebrew