Boy Names baby nameAristotle

What does the name Aristotle mean?

The meaning of the name “Aristotle” is: “the best purpose”.

Additional information: The name Aristotle originates from the Greek name Αριστοτέλης (Aristoteles) meaning "the best purpose", derived from άριστος (aristos) "best" and τέλος (telos) "purpose, aim".

The name is famous nowadays thanks to the Ancient Greek Philosopher of the 4th century BC during the Classical period in Ancient Greece and teacher of Alexander the Great. He was the founder of the Lyceum and the Peripatetic school of philosophy and Aristotelian tradition. Along with his teacher Plato, he has been called the "Father of Western Philosophy". He made lasting contributions to Western thought, including the fields of biology, logic, metaphysics, theatre, music, ethics, rhetoric, psychology, economics, politics and government. (source)

Roman copy in marble of a Greek bronze bust of Aristotle by Lysippos, c. 330 BC, with modern alabaster mantle

Similar names: Aristoteles, Aristotelis