About AriellaGo back to names list
Ariella comes from the unisex name Ariel which was popularised as a masculine name by Shakespeare in his play The Tempest. The name is said to be of Hebrew origin and means ‘Lion of God’. Its use as a feminine name was encouraged when it was bought into popular culture by its use as the name of the heroine in Disney’s ‘Little Mermaid’. Since then the variant Ariella has developed. This form of the name is specifically feminine.
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