Girl Names baby name Aria

What does the name Aria mean?

The different meanings of the name Aria are:
  • Hebrew meaning: Derived from Ariel meaning Lion of God
  • Italian meaning: Air
  • Sanskrit and Persian meaning: Noble and honorable
  • Teutonic meaning: Intelligence of an eagle
The meaning of the name “Aria” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.

Additional information: The name Aria has roots in several languages – it means ‘air’ in Italian, ‘lioness’ in Aramaic and Hebrew, it was the name of a nymph in Greek mythology, and it is also connected with the Sanskrit and Persian word Arya (آریـــا), meaning ‘noble and honourable’. An aria is also an operatic term, and is a piece of music for a solo voice. An aria is melody for a solo voice in an opera, usually with orchestral accompaniment. Famous arias include 'O mio babbino caro' and 'Nessun dorma' by Puccini and 'La donna e mobile' by Verdi.

Aria can also be spelled as ‘Ariah’, but arguably the most popular alternative spelling for Aria is ‘Arya’, and both names spiked in popularity between 2010 and 2014 after the release of the television show Game of Thrones, with Aria being the 31st most popular name for girls in 2014. Before 2000, the name Aria only reached the top thousand most popular names for girls once, in 1880.

In the ancient Persian Empire, Aria was a province in the East, and Aria/Arya is where the term Aryan is rooted from. Aria is also a diminutive form of the Greek Ariana, and common nicknames include Ari and Ree. Similarly spelled names to Aria include Ariadne (Greek) and Ara (American), and names that also have musical meanings are Harmony, Cadence and Melody.

Famous people with the name Aria include Aria Curzon (actress) and Aria Wallace (actress). Although Aria is typically a female name, there is an Indian actor named Arya, and an Iranian-Japanese male footballer named Aria Jasuru Hasegawa.

Arya Stark from Game of Thrones is arguably one of the most well known fictional characters named ‘Aria’ (or, in this case, a variant spelling). Others include Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars, and the elf princess Arya from Eragon.