As in Aravis Tarkheena: Aravis is a main character in C.S. Lewis
' The Horse and his Boy. She is a Tarkheena, a female member of the ruling class of the fictional empire of Calormen, located far to the south of Narnia.
The name possibly came from this cartographic reference:
The Aravis (French: Chaîne des Aravis) is a mountain range in Haute-Savoie, eastern France
. It is part of the French Prealps, a lower chain of mountain ranges west of the main chain of the Alps. Its highest summit is the Pointe Percée, at 2752m. The orientation of the Aravis is north-south, and it stretches from Cluses in the north, to Ugine in the south. The Bornes massif, sometimes considered part of the Aravis, lies to its west. The Aravis is separated from the Chablais mountains in the north-east by the Arve river valley, and from the Pennine Alps in the south-east by the Arly river valley.
I think its a great name for a girl... mainly because I loved reading about her in the Horse and His Boy and she was an excellent character!