US Popularity:2346
Other Origin(s):Latin
Meaning:Bane, ruin; Destroyer; Best, excellent; Excellent purpose; Ram
Aris is a gender-neutral name of Greek and Latin origin. Although it is primarily a boy’s name, Aris can also be given to girls. It is a variant of Ares, the ancient Greek god of war and son of the king of the gods Zeus and his wife Hera. It can also be a short version of Aristotle, connecting your little one to the iconic Greek philosopher. From Ares, it translates to "bane," "ruin," and "destroyer," while from Aristotle, it means "excellent," "best," or "excellent purpose." As the god of war, Ares brought ruin and destruction everywhere he went. He was also, of course, the greatest fighter of all the Hellenic gods. A name like Aris will endow baby with the legacy of a great warrior and fierce prince of the gods. For a more celestial touch, Aris can also come from the Latin aries, meaning "ram," connecting your little star to the popular constellation. If you want to encourage baby to look to the sky for inspiration, Aris can do the job.

Aris Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Aris is currently #750 on The Bump
Boy:Aris is currently #424 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Aris is currently #550 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Aris is currently #2346 in U.S. births
Boy:Aris is currently #1697 in U.S. births
Girl:Aris is currently #2188 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 844
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Aris (1), May 2020

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Ares, September 2022

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Aries, September 2022

  • Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Aristotle

  • Theoi Greek Mythology, Ares

  • Word History Encyclopedia, Aristotle, May 2019

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