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What does Aranza mean?

Aranza Pronunciation of Aranza [aran-za] as a girls' name is of Basque origin, and the meaning of Aranza is "thorn-bush". Spanish name from arantza and zu, meaning "place abounding in hawthorn". According to legend, the Virgin Mary appeared in a thorn-bush in what is now the Sanctuary of Arantzazu, a Franciscan sanctuary located in Oņati, Basque Country, Spain. The shepherd who discovered it exclaimed "Arantzan zu?" (You, among the thorns?).

Associated with: legend (mythology), virgin.


Aranza has 3 variants: Arancha, Arantxa and Arantza.

Creative forms:
(female) Aranna, Aranta, ..

(male) Aranal, Aranas, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aranza Kaitlyn (A.K.), ..

How popular is Aranza?

Aranza is an uncommon given name for females but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#100194 out of 150436, Top 67%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Aranza was first listed in 2014 and reached its peak position of #607 in the U.S. then, and is currently at #931. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aranza name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aranza outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. The only other popular variation form of Aranza (#931 from current records) is Arantza (#1366 from current records). These relations of Aranza were at the top of their popularity less than a decade ago (adoption of 0.03%) and are somewhat less widespread today (adoption 0.02%, 38%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aranza, Arantza in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aranza and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aanya, Adana, Adanna, Alana, Alanna, Alanza, Alonza, Amana, Amanda, Ananda, Aranka, Arava, Arena, Ariana, Arianna, Arina, Ariza, Arlana, Armanda, Arna, Arona, Arsania, Aruna, Arunika, Aryana, Aryanna, Arza, Avana, Avania, Ayana, Ayanna, Azania, Brana, Branca, Branda, Branka, Franca, Frania, Franka, Franzi, Grania, Granya, Leanza, Orania, Urania and Uranya. These names tend to be more frequently used than Aranza.

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