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What does Aranza mean?

Aranza Pronunciation of Aranza 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 O´┐Żati, Basque Country, Spain. The shepherd who discovered it exclaimed "Arantzan zu?" (You, among the thorns?).


ASSOCIATED WITH legend (mythology), virgin


VARIANTS Arancha, Arantxa, Arantza



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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 #1043. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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?

The only other popular variation form of Aranza (#1043 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) is Arantza. These relations of Aranza were at the top of their popularity less than a decade ago (ADOPTION OF 0.04%) and are now significantly less widespread (ADOPTION 0.01%, 61%), with the form Arantza becoming less in vogue.

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-sounding 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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