Ariadne Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ariadne:
Derived from the elements ari (very, much) and adnos (holy). Ariadne (very holy one, devout), is a name borne in Greek mythology by King Minos' daughter, who gave a thread to Theseus, which enabled him to escape from the labyrinth.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Aria, Ari, Ria, Rini, Danni
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Greek mythological heroine; She helped Theseus escape the Labyrinth after he slew the Minotaur by giving him the ball of string so he could find his way out again.
- Famous real-life people named Ariadne
Ariadne: a Byzantine Empress from the late 5th century
- Ariadne in song, story & screen
Ariadne auf Naxos, an opera by Richard Strauss
Ariadne Oliver, mystery novelist and amateur detective in a series of novels by Agatha Christie (based on herself)
Ariadne, fictional character in the movie "Inception," portrayed by Ellen Page