Ari \a-ri\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Ari), is pronounced AHR-ee, AIR-ee. It is of Hebrew and Scandinavian origin, and the meaning of Ari is "lion, eagle". A short form of Aristides. Also a part of the more familiar Ariel.
Ari has 6 variant forms: Arie, Aristide, Arius, Arri, Ary and Arye.
For more information, see also related names Aaron and Aristotle.
Baby names that sound like Ari are Ara, Ario, Eri and Uri.