Aria is such a pretty name :) a cute nickname would be Ari.
― Anonymous User  8/17/2020
Aria is the birth name of Asia Argento (1975-) daughter of the famous film director Dario Argento (1940-). They wanted to name their child Asia but in 1970s geographical names were forbidden by law so they were forced to choose another name and it was Aria. After she became famous Asia increased in popularity and the law changed, but only for a few names like Asia, Europa (that could be mythological) and Siria (Syria, but could be the feminine form of Sirio as well).
Felie  2/13/2020
In 2017 were born 55 Aria in Italy, the highest number ever.
Felie  9/7/2019
My name is Aria and I love it! But WHY DO PEOPLE THINK ITS PRONOUNCED AIR-ia? I don’t know. But I really like my name and would never change it! And, for all haters, I feel the name Aria is elegant and beautiful. And I’m Italian so it fits! And seriously my name means Lion AND Air. And who wouldn’t like a name that means lion and air?
RaichuLover444  4/20/2019
I named my daughter Aria. The name suits her very well. Not many people have heard of it and are always commenting on it saying it's beautiful. I don't really understand why anyone has an issue with it or what the problem with it is. It just seems to me that you people that seem to have an issue with it must have too much spare time on your hands which gives you plenty of time to go round sites like this and troll. I am here to find the "original" meaning of the name as I am going to do a cross stitch design with the meaning for my beautiful little girl. Maybe you guys would find it more useful to put all your negative comments into something more creative. Just saying.
Ewemlowi  3/7/2019
I like Ari and Arianna but I hate Aria.
― Anonymous User  12/16/2018
In 2018, 2 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Aria who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 2, 724th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/15/2018
My first name is Arya. I'm a 36 year old Iranian male. Arya is a common Persian male name. I'm not surprised the word exists in other Indo-European languages. I like the name my parents have chosen for me. I think it's among some good names for anyone no matter of gender or ethnicity. [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  3/8/2018
Arya Stark from Game of Thrones.
tomm88  9/11/2017
Aria looks more like a nickname to me. If someone told me their name was Aria I would assume their full name was Ariana.
Luvbug86  8/27/2017
Well, this isn't exactly a 'famous bearer', but Primarina (my favourite Pokémon)'s signature move is Sparkling Aria. It's a beautiful name :)
helloadele  5/6/2017
As a musician, I personally don't understand the appeal of this name. When I hear 'Aria' I will always think of the form of music, not a person. Don't mean to offend, that's just me...
― Anonymous User  4/30/2017
I'm not a fan of this name, though I do really like Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars.
Katesnames15  4/23/2017
This is my middle name. Since my first name is sorta weird too, I guess I kinda like it. I actually kinda forget I have it, and I'm a little glad it isn't my first name, because it doesn't fit me that well.
mememan28  3/7/2017
My name is Ariah. As said like Mariah without the m. I personally love the name Aria too. I love all spellings or pronunciations of the name. It's beautiful either way.
loveyoustranger  1/7/2017
Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars has this name! Also, I don't get why so many people think it's getting popular just because of Game of Thrones. The person from Game of Thrones spelled it Arya, not Aria, a name from Pretty Little Liars. I think Aria is a better spelling than Arya, but that's also a pretty name.
giannie  12/8/2016
My name is Aria and I have always known of the musical meaning and Italian meaning of air; however, it wasn't until my freshman year in college that I learned of the Hebrew meaning of Lion. Those two words are completely different, yet, together, they describe me absolutely perfectly. This is a strong and powerful name that I am proud to carry.
Aria  7/25/2016
Good name. I love Aria Montgomery from Pretty Little Liars. She is a strong, loyal character throughout the show, therefore that's how I picture an Aria to be. Aria Montgomery's middle name is Marie so I think that goes well with the first name Aria.
― Anonymous User  7/24/2016
Not a fan of this name, sorry. I'm also not a Game of Thrones fan.
― Anonymous User  5/22/2016
It's short, sweet, simple, and pretty, but I don't like how common it is becoming on baby girls today as a first name. I think it might make a more interesting choice for a middle name.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
Anyone here watch or read Pretty Little Liars? Well, one of the main character's name is Aria Montgomery! It is a very pretty name. :)
Fay_Wishes  4/22/2016
Aria is a beautiful name and anyone who has negative comments on a name this beautiful probably has a boring, generic name like Francesca. I am naming my daughter this and could care less what simple minded, dull people think. And if and when people mispronounce her name she will simply and politely correct them.
kar2485  3/29/2016
Uncommon in Italy probably because it would be like calling a child "Air". That's the most obvious meaning of the word before the musical one.
lady murasaki  1/26/2016
Iran means the land of Arian or Aryan. It's a Persian (Iranian) name.
spongebob  12/6/2015
It's not Italian and it's not Greek as well, it's an Iranian name, even the country Iran means the land of Arian or Aryan.
spongebob  12/6/2015
I love this name, I am a fan of Pretty Little Liars but not particularly of the character Aria. My husband is a big Game Of Thrones fan, and we decided to go with the spelling Arya. I think it's unique without being too out there and in our opinion Arya Stark is such a strong character. She's a fighter, loyal, resourceful and cunning. I think it'd be an honor to be named after someone like that even if it's fictional, we chose the middle name Elizabeth. I think Arya Elizabeth sounds beautiful together and Queen Elizabeth is another wonderful person to be named after. Can't wait to meet our little princess this spring.
― Anonymous User  11/19/2015
Arya, Aria, or آریـــا is a Persian and Sanskrit male given name, based on the self designation of people speaking Indo-Iranian languages as "Arya" meaning "Noble" in Sanskrit and Persian. The name is also used in India, in regions of shared ancestry.

The term "Arya" was also used as an ethnic epithet in the Achaemenid inscriptions and in the Zoroastrian Avestan tradition.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2015
I spell my daughter's name Aaria. I just wanted it to be a little different.
wiggy  5/31/2015
Aria is like one of my top 10 favorite names! It has such a nice sound to it. Only downfall is that it sometimes can be hard to pronounce.
tross1  4/28/2015
I heard that this was Italian. It means Air, peace and tranquility. It it is a very simple, pretty name.
BTNuser  3/2/2015
I know of a little girl named Aryana. I thought it was a lovely alternative to the more common Aria/Ariana/Arianna. I didn't hear of the Hitler reference until a couple months ago. I think all of them are lovely names nonetheless.

Also - Aria is a word, and whether a form of something else name wise, it's still a legit spelling. I can picture an older Aria more than I can a Bella, so I don't exactly know where you're coming from that you would think it wouldn't work. Arya is in GOT, not Aria. I think you may be mistaken - that's Pretty Little Liars. And being a fan of the show only would make someone like it more. Even if they chose it solely for the show with no other meanings, they obviously were captivated by the pretty melody of the name and beautiful meaning.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2015
Honestly, I thought I invented this name with my awful spelling on "Area". In the end I found the real spelling of the word and fell in love with this amazing made up name. Later I found this, searched my lovely creation and was quite heart-broken to see it exists... but I found the meaning, "air, melody, song" and easy pronunciation: Ahr-ee-a. Now I love it more. Anyone born with this name is lucky in my opinion. I hope it stays original so that when (or if) I have a baby girl, Aria can be first on my list!
TahliaWNSW  11/17/2014
"Pretty Little Liars" started as a TV series in 2010, when this name was #353, and by 2013 "Aria" was at #40. People keep mentioning "Game of Thrones" in these comments, but I don't think we should discount the impact of "Pretty Little Liars," especially when you consider that the "Game of Thrones" character spells her name A-R-Y-A, a spelling that's currently much further down on the charts.
― Anonymous User  9/3/2014
This is a beautiful, mystical, enchanting name.
― Anonymous User  8/28/2014
It fits the meaning. Sounds very melodic.
Reenie_12  8/2/2014
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
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
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
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
Aria Noelle Curzon is an American actress (born 1987 in Hollywood, California).
― Anonymous User  8/8/2012
Aria Wallace is an American teen actress (born 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia).
― Anonymous User  7/20/2012
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
It's very telling Francesca when someone makes a demeaning comment about a beautiful name. The name Aria sounds beautiful even as it is spoken. It is a name/word that can mean melody and many intellectuals would associate it with music... which again is a lovely comparison. To suggest this is a new word/name is would be extremely unfounded, in fact two composers that I know have said how beautiful and old school it sounds. This, to me puts the name on a par with Olivia, Isabella, Arabella etc

Each to his/her own of course... but this name is far from deserving of negative comments... that's my opinion.
FreeSpirit  9/28/2014
I agree with freespirit's comments.
My granddaughter, who is 1 1/2, was named Aria Francesca and in the western United States, it is an uncommon name. I think it is beautiful, I think of music every time I hear it. As far as how an adult will be perceived who is named Aria, I honestly expect my granddaughter to grow in to a confident, poised, intelligent woman with an independent nature. To me, Aria will be the perfect name for such a woman.
WittyOne  8/14/2017
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
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
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
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
I knew a boy named Aria.
Meapergirl  11/7/2011
The Aria series by Michel Weyland.
Meapergirl  11/7/2011
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
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
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
Aria also means "air". [noted -ed]
― Anonymous User  7/6/2011
This is a beautiful name. I can easily imagine it on any age girl or woman.
Joy12  4/28/2011
Aria is also one of the main characters in Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series.
aNewBrokenSong  6/7/2010
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
There is a new hotel in Las Vegas named Aria.
italiannames  12/26/2009
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
Beautiful, I want to name my daughter this!
― Anonymous User  11/11/2009
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
I think it's a really pretty name! Although you could spell it as Ariah.
Polly.C  11/23/2008
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
Aria Noelle Curzon plays 'Ducky' in the Land Before Time series.
Patricia Underwood  2/17/2008
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
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
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
This is my 2nd cousin's name! I really prefer it spelled Arya. It's a really pretty name.
Fincayra  12/13/2006
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
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
"Aria" is also the Italian word for the element "air".
Lilya  8/29/2006
An alternate spelling of the name, from its Latin root, is "Arria".
SerasVictoria  7/22/2006
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 ancient Greek name. Also Aria was one of the many epithets of goddess Athina.
Damis  3/3/2005
The word "aria" means "plough" in Lithuanian.
monie  1/24/2005

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