Meaning:lion of God
You may think Disney invented the name Ariel—where this spelling variation, Ariella, comes from—but it goes way back to biblical times. While Disney popularized the name, Ariel, by giving it to 'The Little Mermaid’s' princess in the 1989 movie, the Old Testament mentions it as a synonym for Jerusalem, with the translation of “lion of God,” or hero. Ariella is an especially feminine form of the unisex Ariel with its frilly “ella” suffix. Ariella couldn’t be more girly girly: It’s like a beautiful flower opening up its petals to the sun.

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