What does Ariana mean?
Ariana /ar-i-ana/ as a girls' name is pronounced ar-ee-AH-nah. It is of Welsh origin, and the meaning of Ariana is "silver". Also the simplified Italian variant of Ariadne. Political commentator Arianna Stassinopolous.
How popular is Ariana?
Ariana is a very popular first name for females (#1389 out of 4276, Top 32%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Ariana for girls. Ariana entered the list in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #37 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Ariana (#37 a year ago) appearing in the Top 1000 are Aria (#31 a year ago), Ariadne (#801), Arianna (#40), Aryana (#715) and Aryanna (#546). Other variants, like Arene, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Ariana was at its peak in 2014 (average #361). The more fashionable baby names in this list are Aria, Ariana, Arianna, Aryana and Aryanna. Shown below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Ariana and associated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Ariana▲ is alike in pronunciation to Airina, Arena, Arina, Aruna, Auriana, Erina, Erinna, Erwina, Euriona, Irayna, Irena, Iriana, Irina, Irwina, Iryna, Orania, Oreana, Oriana, Orianna, Orina, Oryna, Uranya, Urena, Urina and Yerina. Other recommended similar baby names are Adrian▼, Adriane, Airin, Aivana, Aldana, Alianna, Aram, Ardena, Arica, Ariela, Arin, Ariza, Arizona▼, Armina, Aviana, Avianna, Aydana, Brinna, Doriana, Eliana▲, Gaiana, Giana▲, Idiana, Teriana and Urbana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ariana.