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What does Aria mean?

Aria Pronunciation of Aria [aria] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Aria is "lioness". Italian name. In music, an aria is a solo performed by the leading character in an opera.

Associated with: lioness.


Aria has 3 variants: Ariah, Ariya and Ariyah.

Affiliated girl names: Harmony, Ara, Ariadne and Arya.

Creative forms:
(female) Arlia, Auia, ..

(male) Arama, Arre, ..

Middle name pairings:
Aria Lula (A.L.), ..

How popular is Aria?

Aria is an uncommon given name for females but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#59916 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Aria was first listed in 1990 and reached its peak position of #29 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Ara, Ariadne (#765 from recent data), Ariah (#512), Ariya (#692), Ariyah (#607), Arya (#201) and Harmony (#184) are the popular varying forms of Aria (#29 from recent data) rated in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Aria is at its peak presently (median #623). Harmony has been the top favorite, though Aria is currently more regularly used, while Ara is no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Aria, Ara, Ariadne, Ariah, Ariya in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ariyah, Arya, Harmony in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Aria, Arya outside U.S.

Similar Names

Aria is alike in pronunciation to Airi, Ari, Arie, Arria, Arrie, Aura, Aurea, Auria, Eira, Iara, Ira, Ora, Orah, Oria, Orra, Orya, Uira, Uriya, Yaira, Yara and Yeira. Other suggested similar names are Abia, Abri, Acima, Adia, Adiva, Adria, Afia, Aida, Airika, Alia, Aliz, Ama, Amia, Amica, Amil, Amit, Amrita, Ana, Ania, Anika, Anis, Aniya, Antia, Aphria, Aram, Arda, Ardia, Arela, Argia, Arica, Ariela, Arika, Arin, Arina, Ariza, Arla, Arna, Artia, Artie, Arza, Asia, Assa, Astria, Avia, Aviah, Azaria, Azha, Azia, Bria, Daria, Evia, Kaia, Maria and Zaria. These names tend to be more commonly used than Aria.

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