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Of Greek origin.

From the Greek verb «αἱρέω-ῶ» (eró), which in ancient Greek meant arrest, conquer, or from the Greek verb «ἀναιρέω-ῶ» (aneró) which meant recant, kill.

According to Greek mythology, Ares was one of the twelve Olympian gods.

Ares was the son of Zeus and Hera, brother of Athena.

He was the god of war, representing the untamed and violent aspect of war, courage, strength, hardiness, and vigor.

In Ancient Sparta, Ares was viewed as the perfect soldier.

He was resilient and his physical strength along with his military intelligence was unrivaled.

Another form of the name is Aris.

Ares was climbing the popularity baby names lists in the U.S.A. in 2013. Since 2016, it is ranked #688.