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The word "aria" means "plough" in Lithuanian.
-- monie  1/24/2005
An ancient Greek name. Also Aria was one of the many epithets of goddess Athina.
-- Damis  3/3/2005
Arya is an alternative spelling to the name. In Hebrew it means lion. The name is also popular in Ethiopia and the Middle East, and is usually used for boys.
-- Eliana  1/6/2006
Aria was used in the book Rhapsody by Elizabeth Haydon. It was used as a word meaning 'my star' in the Lirin language. It -might've- been selected because of its meaning, which has a lot to do with the main character of the books, who is a Singer.
-- Hanekaeru  1/6/2006
An alternate spelling of the name, from its Latin root, is "Arria".
-- SerasVictoria  7/22/2006
"Aria" is also the Italian word for the element "air".
-- Lilya  8/29/2006
Another version of this name, Arya, is a main character in George R. R. Martin's series of books, A Song of Ice and Fire. She is disobedient and wild, but she is one of my favorite characters.
-- Anonymous User  9/2/2006
I like Aria, although I think it's prettiest spelt 'Ariya.' It makes me think of a dark haired, pale Elven wanderer. Also, in Christopher Paolini's 'Inheritance' trilogy, Arya is an Elven princess. She's tougher than the guys and she rocks!
-- Elvenscholar  11/15/2006
This is my 2nd cousin's name! I really prefer it spelled Arya. It's a really pretty name.
-- Fincayra  12/13/2006
This is a beautiful name, and though I think the spelling Arya looks better, I would use Aria to keep the original musical reference there. I think that Aria and Carmen would make good names for twin girls.
-- YMPvt  3/7/2007
There is a mousemaid in the book Martin The Warrior by Brian Jacques named Aryah. She is the mother of one of the main characters named Laterose (Rose) and Brome.
-- JungKyungSoon  4/5/2007
In "Eragon," by Christopher Paolini, one of the main characters, an elven princess, is named Arya, which is pronounced the same way. This may color perceptions of the name, as the two are pronounced exactly the same way.
-- Elvenscholar  10/27/2007
Aria Noelle Curzon plays 'Ducky' in the Land Before Time series.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
I love this name, in fact, it's my name! People are always telling me how pretty it is. Although, I must warn you that if you want to name your child this that some people mispronouce it as Airia pretty often. It doesn't particuarly bother me, though.
Also, some of the spellings the people who commented before me suggested were really pretty and I agree with the person who said that Aria and Cameron would make really good names for twin girls.
-- Anonymous User  11/13/2008
I think it's a really pretty name! Although you could spell it as Ariah.
-- Polly.C  11/23/2008
Although an "aria" was once used for "song" or "melody", nowadays it means so only when speaking about music in technical terms, or to describe a specific piece of music. Aria means "air" in Italian.
-- Moretta  4/14/2009
Beautiful, I want to name my daughter this!
-- Anonymous User  11/11/2009
Aria is the main name of the little girl in Rune Factory 2 (you can name her anything you want, however). Her seiyuu (Japanese voice actor) is Maeda Ai.
-- Dianaisme12  12/21/2009
There is a new hotel in Las Vegas named Aria.
-- italiannames  12/26/2009
In Italian this would not be pronounced AHR-ee-a with a long "ah" at the beginning, but simply A-ree-a, with a short "a" - like in cat.
-- Elly747  5/28/2010
Aria is also one of the main characters in Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series.
-- aNewBrokenSong  6/7/2010
This is a beautiful name. I can easily imagine it on any age girl or woman.
-- Joy12  4/28/2011
Aria also means "air". [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  7/6/2011
This is my name and I love it, although sometimes, I wish I had another one. My name is suddenly popular and I wouldn't change it.
-- ariaspanishtrini  7/27/2011
My name is Aria and some people sometimes pronounce it wrong, which drives me crazy. The A sounds like the u in umbrella, the R sounds like the r in ready, the I sounds like the ea in read, and the A sounds like the a in umbrella. The pronunciation is uh-ree-uh.
-- ariaspanishtrini  7/27/2011
My Persian friend has this name, but thank god she spells it Aria. How can anyone think that Arya is a nice spelling? It's one letter away from Aryan, and that's not the most loveliest of meanings or connotations.
-- nevercontent  10/12/2011
I knew a boy named Aria.
-- Meapergirl  11/7/2011
The Aria series by Michel Weyland.
-- Meapergirl  11/7/2011
This is currently my FAVORITE NAME EVER! It's so cute. I also like it because it's modern and feels like a breath of fresh air. So sweet. I am all for naming my first daughter Aria. I just need a good middle name... :)
-- blondieboo629  11/8/2011
To the person above saying Arya is another spelling variation of Aria... you are highly mistaken! Aria is pronounced ARE-ee-ah and Arya is pronounced ARE-yah. Arya is a unisex Sanskrit name that means "Noble" while Aria means "Air". They are NOT related.
-- Anonymous User  2/6/2012
I must admit, ever since I was a child I have found this name somewhat alluring (although, its draw has lessened over the years.)
It holds an air of ethereal beauty; I can easily see it the subject (or title) of poetry.

Now that I have said that, I must proceed to the negatives.
People preach of it's uniqueness, of the uncommon decision to dub a child "Aria"... I now point you in the direction of the chart which lists and numbers the most popular-- take a wild guess at who has secured a considerable spot... indeed: "Aria."

I also am unable to see it aging past the teenage years... it will likely function decently as a young adult, middle-age it will appear out of place, and I cannot even begin to picture it on a person of advanced years.

With the generic simplicity births pretentiousness; unprofessionalism and nature of an infantile are ever present.
-- Francesca  2/7/2012
I actually take offense to Francesca's comment about this name- "With the generic simplicity births pretentiousness; unprofessionalism and nature of an infantile are ever present." That's very condescending and RUDE. Ariah is my daughters name and the way people see her name could not be any more the opposite of what your opinion of it is. People COMPLIMENT her on it ALL the time. "Pretentiousness" and "unprofessionalism" AND "nature of an infantile" are all qualities made up by a persons attitude and demeanor... not based on their NAME. But... with a name like "Francesca" maybe you are used to stereotyping people based upon their name.
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2012
I'm automatically suspicious of names that get popular out of nowhere. I completely agree with Francesca's comment. This is not a name that will suit a grown woman. Sure it's cute on a baby/little girl but your little girl will grow up and have to be professional and she'll be stuck with a little girl's name. Oh, and changing the spelling to be "unique" and "creative" only adds badness to an already tacky name. And to the anonymous user that was offended: I hate to tell you this but people are in fact going to judge your child based on her name. That's just how the world is. People REALLY need to take that into account when naming their children.
-- citylights  4/14/2014
Aria Wallace is an American teen actress (born 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia).
-- Anonymous User  7/20/2012
Aria Noelle Curzon is an American actress (born 1987 in Hollywood, California).
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2012
The epitome of trendiness. It shot up from #157 to #91 in a year. I'm not sure why, but I think that tv show has something to do with it. I'll give it some credit- at least it's not a surname or something cutesy ending in -ee. But still, it just sounds... Made up. Fantasy-like. Tacky. It's a little dragged out to tell the truth, arr-ee-aaah isn't exactly the most pleasant sound. And also, its an Italian word. Yes, Bella is a name that's also an Italian word, but its also an element commonly found in other names like Isabella. Parents, naming your daughter 'Aria' or any other kre8tiv spelling is not unique, at least not anymore. When everyone thinks they're being original, they end up with the same 'unique' idea. I don't completely agree with what Francesca is saying, but I do think this will sound strange on a grown woman. Maybe add an m, name her Maria, and call her Aria? Just a suggestion, because Maria is currently less popular than Aria. Sorry about the rant, I just don't like names that come out of nowhere and shoot up the charts at an alarming rate, then disappear altogether. This name could end up being very dated in a few decades, along with all the kaylas, Madison's, and Ava's. But who knows.
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2013
The name of Iran is the Modern Persian derivative from the Proto-Iranian term Aryānā, meaning "Land of the Aryans". This is before Hitler took inspiration and made a mess of the idea (and the swastika, for that matter). It was not meant to be a superior race. It is just one people. Coming from Greek or Persian alphabet, the difference between I and Y becomes irrelevant. Look up the etymology of Iran in Wikipedia.
-- alfakappa  6/23/2014
Dumb, dumb name. Undoubtedly propelled by Game of Thrones. What does it say about you? My parents were ignorant TV watchers with no culture.
-- johann14  6/29/2014
My husband is Persian and we think this name is beautiful. It IS a Persian name as the person above commented and since I don't watch tv I know nothing of a stupid show with the name in it. It's hard to find a pronouncable Persian name and this is the only one we agreed on.
-- mdehgan  7/8/2014
Aria is a form of Ariadne. Ariadne is a particularly neat name too. The most notable connection Ariadne has, in my opinion, with the ancient world is the Minoan Snake Goddess of the same name.

In Greek legend, Ariadne was the daughter of King Minos. Her dad put her in charge of the labyrinth (or one of them... Knossos or Thera?). She was pretty damned cool.

So as for Aria being nonsense, fantastical and a fad? Sorry, people have had this name or a close form of it literally since Thera was settled. It is therefore probably one of the most historically important names in the Aegean.

There was a period of history where we lost matriachal polytheism a lot, replacing it with patriachal monotheism. It makes sense that since the Persians and Phrygians were closely related with the massive sea-faring empire on Thera and Crete, the name could've been carried across and had its gender flipped at some point.
-- aaria  7/22/2014

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