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Subject: Re: Origin of the name "Arianna" please!
Author: Pavlos   (guest, 194.30.220.164)
Date: January 27, 2002 at 7:28:17 AM
Reply to: Origin of the name "Arianna" please! by Arianna
This site lists one derivation of Arianna.
Another possible etymological source is "aryan". Before however you start goosestepping and/or trying to gain control of your right arm a-la Dr Strangelove, note that "aryan" is derived from "Arioi," a Greek name of the Medes, an ancient Persian people.
Related names include Arion, the mythological horse born from a bestial love affair between Poseidon and Demeter.

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