A smooth, exotic choice, Arianna's on the rise with both single and double 'r's and 'n's. Single 'r' Arianna 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.
Cousin name Ariane is represented by a young Dutch princess, sister of Amalia and Alexia.