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Gender: Female Meaning of Aria: "air; song or melody" Origin of Aria: Italian Aria's Popularity in 2017: #20

The name Aria is a girl's name of Hebrew, Italian origin meaning "air; song or melody". Aria is ranked #20 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Musical Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".

From the experts:

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. Aria's literal meaning, air, is meant as a musical term denoting a kind of song or melody.

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.

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Famous People Named Aria

Saint Aria, ancient Roman martyr
Aria Summer Wallace, American actress
(Aria) Asia Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento, Italian actress
Aria Noelle Curzon, American actress
Aria Giovanni, American actress and model
Aria Johnson, American singer-songwriter
Aria Alpert, American 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

Pop Culture References for the name Aria

Aria Blaze, Character on animated series "Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks"
Aria Marie Montgomery, character on TV's "Pretty Little Liars"
Aria T'Loak, character in the Mass Effect video game series
Aria, character in "Under the Never Sky" by Veronica Rossi
Aria Torres, character on TV's "Grey's Anatomy"
"Aria," manga series by Kozue Amano
"Aria of the Sea," novel by Dia Calhoun
ARIA, acronym for the Australian Recording Industry Association
Aria, character on Netflix's "Love"