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Gender: F Meaning of Oriana: "dawn" Origin of Oriana: Latin

Oriana is a dashing medieval name, with a meaning similar to Aurora. Strong and exotic, Oriana also has an admirable literary resume. In medieval tales, she was the beloved of the knight Amadis, she appears in at least three seventeenth century plays, and there is an early Tennyson poem called The Ballad of Oriana. Oriana was also sometimes used to refer to Queen Elizabeth I.

Famous People Named Oriana

Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist
Oriana Pooles, English actress
Oriana Panozzo, Australian actress
Oriana Huxley Waller, cousin of novelist Aldous Huxley
Oriana Small, birth name of Ashley Blue, American adult film actress and radio personality

Pop Culture References for the name Oriana

Oriana, character in Fletcher's 'The Wild Goose Chase'
Oriana, character in Farquhar's 'The Inconstant'
Oriana, teasing, tormenting, brilliant woman in Beaumont and Fletcher's 'The Woman-hater'
Princess Oriana, character in 'Felix the Cat' (1959)
Oriana, 1861 painting by Pre-Raphaelite artist Frederick Sandys
Oriana, character in Gabriel Lord's '365 Days' book series
Oriana Lawson, minor character in the video games Mass Effect 2 and 3
"Oriana," 1985 Venezuelan film and its main character

Orianna, Oria, Orieana, Orania, Oryan, Orelle, Orelda, Orane, Ori, Orian

Oriana's International Variations

Orianne, Oriane (French)