What does Ariana mean?
Ariana /ar-i-ana/ [4 sylls.] 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). Variants like Arene are seldom used. Usage of these girl names was at its peak in 2014 (usage of 0.6383%). The more fashionable baby names in this list are Aria (#31), Ariana (#37), Arianna (#40), Aryana (#715) and Aryanna (#546). 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, Arona, Aruna, Auriana, Erina, Erinna, Iriana, Irina, Oreana, Oriana, Orianna, Orina and Urina. Other recommended similar baby names are Abriana, Adriana▲, Aliana▲, Arin, Arinne, Arlana, Arna, Aviana and Briana▲. These names tend to be less frequently used than Ariana.