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Gender: F Pronunciation: ah-RYE-ah or ahr-yah Meaning of Ariyah: "lion" Origin of Ariyah: Spelling variation of Aria or feminine variation of Aryeh, Hebrew Ariyah's Popularity in 2016: #451

Ariyah jumped into the Top 1000 for the first time in 2013, probably because some American parents see it as a creative spelling of the popular Aria or Arya. But it's also an authentic Hebrew name in its own right, a feminine form of the Biblical Aryeh, heard in modern Israel. Ariyah was given to over 700 girls in the US last year, its first in the Top 500.

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