|Subject:||The name "Ariana"|
|Author:||Oren (guest, 220.127.116.11)|
|Date:||September 1, 2004 at 2:49:31 AM|
According to this site the name Ariana is probably a variant of Ariadne.
Howver, Ariana is a pretty common persian name and is supposedly related to the Indo-European root meaning "noble" than is also the source of the words Iran and Aryan.
Is this a case of a single name with two unrelated sources in different cultures?
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