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Gender: F Pronunciation: ar-ee-AHN-ah Arianna's Popularity in 2014: #40

A smooth, exotic choice, Arianna's on the rise with both single and double 'r's and 'n's. Single 'r' double 'n' Arianna -- the second most popular version of the name -- is these days associated with Greek-born blog queen Arianna Huffington.

Arianna has been steadily climbing in popularity for twenty years; it's also a Top 25 name in Italy.

There are no less than four Arianna-named operas, including Handel's Arianna in Creta.

Cousins Ariana is most closely associated with pop star Ariana Grande while Ariane is represented by a young Dutch princess, sister of Amalia and Alexia.

Famous People Named Arianna

Arianna Huffington, Greek-American journalist; creator of The Huffington Post
Arianna Martina Bergamaschi, Italian singer, actress and TV presenter
Rose Arianna McGowan, American actress
Arianna Errigo, Italian Olympic foil fencer
Arianna Puello, Dominican-Spanish rapper
Arianna Ayesha Afsar, American singer and beauty queen; Miss California 2010
Arianna Fontana, Italian Olympic speed skater
Arianna Fernanda Follis, Italian Olympic cross country skier
Arianna Savall, Swiss-Spanish classical singer, harpist, and composer
Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Bahamian Olympic swimmer
Arianna Zukerman, American operatic soprano

Pop Culture References for the name Arianna

Arianna Maria Hernandez, character on American soap "Days of Our Lives"
Arianna Rose, book series by Jennifer Martucci
Arianna the Bear, character on TV's "The Cleveland Show"
Arianna Gasparini, character in Mary Hoffman's Stravaganza series