Italian and Hebrew
"air; song or melody; lion"

Aria Origin and Meaning

The name Aria is a girl's name of Hebrew, Italian origin meaning "air; song or melody; lion".

Aria has origins in both Italian and Hebrew. In the former, Aria's literal meaning, air, is meant as a musical term denoting a kind of song or melody. Hebrew Aria is a variation of Ari, meaning "lion." In Persian, Aria is a male name, and in Indian it is considered unisex. Arya is an alternate spelling.

The light and airy Aria is an operatic choice moving quickly up the charts and also a current favorite on Nameberry. Aria entered the list in 2000 and has risen since then to the Top 25.

Television is definitely helping to popularize the name, with a character on Pretty Little Liars named Aria and Game of Thrones featuring a young heroine named Arya, itself a Top 200 name at this point.

Aria is also a saint's name.

# 23 in the US

Aria Rank in US Top 1000

# 356 on Nameberry

Aria Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Aria Popularity

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Famous People Named Aria

  • Saint Ariaancient Roman martyr
  • Aria Summer WallaceAmerican actress
  • (Aria) Asia Maria Vittoria Rossa ArgentoItalian actress
  • Aria Noelle CurzonAmerican actress
  • Aria GiovanniAmerican actress and model
  • Aria JohnsonAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Aria AlpertAmerican actress; daughter of bandleader Herb Alpert
  • Aria Grandi (b. 2007)daughter of skier Sara Renner and Thomas Grandi
  • Aria Pettis (b. 2011)daughter of mixed martial artist Anthony Pettis
  • Aria Marie (b. 2012)daughter of YouTuber britneyandbaby
  • Aria Lian Wells (b. 2012)daughter of singer,songwriter Tyrone Wells
  • Aria Autenrieth (b. 2014)daughter of actress and singer Alisan Porter and Brian Autenrieth
  • Aria Idowu (b. 2015)daughter of triple jumper Phillips Idowu
  • Aria Baker (b. 2016)daughter of NFL player Chris Baker
  • Aria Cecilia Kissel (b. 2017)daughter of country singer Brett Kissel

Aria in Pop Culture

  • Aria BlazeCharacter on animated series "Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks"
  • Aria Marie Montgomerycharacter on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
  • Aria T'Loakcharacter in the Mass Effect video game series
  • Ariacharacter in "Under the Never Sky" by Veronica Rossi
  • Aria Torrescharacter on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
  • "Aria" manga series by Kozue Amano
  • "Aria of the Sea" novel by Dia Calhoun
  • ARIAacronym for the Australian Recording Industry Association
  • Ariacharacter on Netflix's "Love"
  • Aria Wrayburndeceased sister of Diana Wrayburn, character in The Dark Artifices series

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