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The origin of the name Ariel is Hebrew


This is how Ariel is written in Hebrew:

אֲרִיאֵל = ‘Ari’el


The  biblical meaning of the name Ariel is lion of God.


Ariel was the name of a chief of the returning exiles and a name applied to Jerusalem


The name Ariel appears in the bible in the following verses:


Ezra 8:16 KJV
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.

Isaiah 29:1 KJV
Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.

Isaiah 29:2 KJV
Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.

Isaiah 29:7 KJV
And the multitude of all the nations that fight against Ariel, even all that fight against her and her munition, and that distress her, shall be as a dream of a night vision.