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Gender: Female Meaning of Ariana: "most holy" Origin of Ariana: Italian variation of Ariadne, Greek Ariana's Popularity in 2017: #66

The name Ariana is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "most holy". Ariana is ranked #66 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Princess Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

The smooth, exotic Ariana is on the rise along with the fame of pop princess Ariana Grande. Also famous is twin spelling Arianna, which is associated with Greek-born online presence Arianna Huffington. Both Ariana and Arianna are widely used names and are equally acceptable spellings.

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Famous People Named Ariana

Ariana Grande(-Butera), American singer and actress
Ariana Savalas, American jazz singer and actress, daughter of actor Telly Savalas
Ariana Nozeman, first Dutch actress
Ariana Kukors, American Olympic swimmer
Ariana Pearl Guido, American actress
Ariana Clarice Richards, American actress and painter
Ariana Reines, American poet
Ariana Chris (born Ariadni Christodoulopoulos), Canadian mezzo-soprano
Ariana Madix, American reality TV personality ("Vanderpump Rules")
Ariana Muniz (b. 1994), daughter of singer Marc Anthony
Ariana Nicole Roy (b. 1994), daughter of singer Karl Roy of Kapatid and P.O.T.
Ariana Zolciak Biermann (b. 2002), daughter of reality TV personality Kim Zolciak ("Real Housewives of Atlanta")
Ariana Mukherjee (b. 2008), daughter of actress Mahima Chaudhary and Bobby Mukherjee
Ariana McVeigh (b. 2011), daughter of Australian rules footballer Mark McVeigh
Ariana Siena Horsley (b. 2013), daughter of model and reality TV personality Imogen Thomas and Adam Horsley
Ariana Shah (b. 2013), daughter of TV presenter Sonali Shah
Ariana Sky Magro (b. 2018), daughter of TV personality Ronnie Ortiz-Magro
Tiffany Ariana Trump (b. 1993), daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump and Marla Maples

Pop Culture References for the name Ariana

Ariana Dumbledore, sister of Albus and Aberforth Dumbledore in the "Harry Potter" series
Musée Ariana, art museum in Geneva, Switzerland
Ariana Kane, character on TV's "Alias"

Ariane, Arieana, Arionna, Airiana, Ahreanna, Ahrianna, Aerianna, Ahriana, Aryonna, Aeriana, Ariona, Aerionna

Ariana's International Variations

Aryanna, Aryana (Italian)


TechnoKitten Says:


Even though I didn't understand half of things you've said, I agree.

TechnoKitten Says:


I can only think of Ariana Grande

April Ludgate Says:


I pronounce it Ah-ree-ah-na, but it could also be pronounced Air-ee-ah-naa, Ah-ree-ann-ah or Air-ee-ann-ah.

RoseGoldHeart Says:


Same, but my bratty Ariana is the GRANDE herself.

peachysugarbuns Says:


I've met a bratty, whiney Ariana in the past, too! Totally killed the name for me.

Hailey Says:


I always liked this name until I met one, the little girl is such a spoiled brat it kind of killed it for me. But then I think of Ariana Dumbledore, so that's a nicer connotation.

Ariana157 Says:


My name is Ariana but I pronounce it Ahr-yah-nah which is how it is pronounced in Albanian .

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


How interesting. I pronounce it like that, except for it ends in AH-nah. Well, actually various Ariana's/Arianna's I knew of pronounce it differently.

alohahh Says:


pretty yet classic name but the associations with Ariana Grande put me off, especially with some of her recent behaviour. Would pronounce it Ah-ree-arn-ah (i'm British)

Daiseymae Says:


My niece pronounces it "are-ee-on-ah". I have seen this name pronounced at least 4 different way, but I don't want to post them all. Pretty name.

DolphinLover17 Says:


I think its very pretty.

Guest Says:


if only this weren't so popular!!!!!!

hemmoxlarry Says:


Ariana Grande is to popular now that if you name your child and there in middle school or high school, the first thing in mind would be Ariana Grande

Shannon Says:


It is ah-ree-an-ah

amf0224 Says:


I really love this name right now and it sounds so pretty. I do think of Ariana Grande when I hear the name but I'm kind of a fan of hers so I don't mind. But is it pronounced with air-ee-on-ah or are-ee-on-ah?