The meaning of the name “Ariana” is: “Very holy one; silvery”.
Additional information: The name Ariana has many possible origins as it is widely used around the world. Three of the most likely origins are Persian, Welsh, and Greek. In the Persian context, it is used as a feminine name that means "land of the Aryans". This land used to represent the major Eastern part of the Persian Empire in the ancient period. Ariana is also derived from the Greek phrase meaning “most holy”, referring to the daughter of King Minos in Greek Mythology. The Welsh meaning of the name Ariana comes from the word arian, meaning silver.
Today many different forms of the name Ariana are in common use with the two most popular being Arianna and Ariadne. Ariana and Arianna are sometimes used interchangeable. Variants of the name which are used around the world include Aryana, Ariadna, Ariane, Arianne, Ari, and Aria. Although Ari and Aria can be used as full names in some cases, they are also common short forms of the name Ariana.
Since 1980, the name Ariana has seen increasing popularity, with a huge jump in 2014 to being the 37th most popular female baby name in the US. In Portugal, it has been in the top 35 female baby names since 2011. The UK and Canada both favored the spelling Arianna rather than Ariana, placing it at #144 in the UK and #45 in Canada during 2014.
Famous people who share the name Ariana include pop singer Ariana Grande, actress and painter Ariana Richards, jazz singer Ariana Savalas, swimmer Ariana Kukors, Huffington Post writer and columnist Arianna Huffington and the Harry Potter character Ariana Dumbledore.
The first thing you should know if you are considering Ariana for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Ariana is a girl name.
The name Ariana is of Greek origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially Arabic speaking countries, English speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Ariana we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Ariana Name Meaning
The meaning of Ariana is “Very holy one; silvery”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Ariana and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Ariana and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Ariana is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Ariana Categories
The name Ariana is in the following categories: Arabic Names, Celtic Names, English Names, Gaelic Names, Harry Potter Names, Muslim Names, Welsh Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Ariana. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Ariana, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Ariana
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Ariana displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Ariana Boy Name Popularity Chart
Ariana Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
Songs and Videos about the name Ariana:
There are very few songs that feature the name Ariana. The one most popular song is called “Ariana” by Alphaville. Otherwise, singer Ariana Grande sings many popular songs and may offer a good connection between the name Ariana and music.
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