Alternatives to Ariana

Ariana, belonging to celebrities like Ariana Grande and Arianna Huffington, His risen since the 70's peaking in 2014. Here are some alternatives!
  1. Aaliyah
    • Origin:

      Variation of Aliya, Arabic
    • Meaning:

      "heavens, highborn, exalted"
    • Description:

      Both powerful and pretty, with a melodic sound, Aaliyah joins Layla, Lila, Dana, and Farrah as a name of Arabic origin that is also popular in the English-speaking world.
  2. Abrianna
    • Adira
      • Origin:

        Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "strong"
      • Description:

        Adira is one of those rare names that's both little-used and simple, and crosses languages easily. Pronounced ah-DEER-ah, Adira is given to only a handful of girls in the US each year and could make a worthy substitute for such overexposed favorites as Ava and Ariana.
    • Adrianna
      • Origin:

        Feminine variation of Adrian
      • Meaning:

        "man of Adria"
      • Description:

        A popular spelling variation of Adriana.
    • Alana
      • Origin:

        Feminization of Alan, Irish; variation of Ilana, Hebrew; Gaelic; Hawaiian
      • Meaning:

        "handsome, rock; oak tree; child; awakening"
      • Description:

        Alana, in all its various spellings, was at one time reserved for daughters of dads named Alan, but is now much more widespread. It came into prominence via model/actress/celeb spouse Alana Hamilton Stewart.
    • Alessandra
      • Origin:

        Italian and Spanish variation of Alexandra
      • Meaning:

        "defending men"
      • Description:

        This softened version is even prettier than the original.
    • Alessia
      • Origin:

        Italian variation of Alexis
      • Meaning:

        "defending warrior"
      • Description:

        Young Canadian pop singer Alessia Cara has given this spicy-sounding name a new lease on life, propelling it into the Top 1000 in 2016. (It was one of the year's fastest-rising girls' names.) The main risk is that it feels so close to Alexa, Alicia, Alexis and Alyssa-- all becoming overused -- that it could be mistaken for one of those more familiar names.
    • Alexandra
      • Origin:

        Greek, feminine form of Alexander
      • Meaning:

        "defending men"
      • Description:

        Alexandra fell out of the Top 100 for the first time since 1983 in 2015 but is still a popular choice. Strong, tasteful, and elegant, Alexandra remains a chic modern classic with a solid historic pedigree.
    • Alexia
      • Origin:

        Diminutive of Alexandria
      • Meaning:

        "defending men"
      • Description:

        This diminutive, similar to Alex or Alexis, has been yo-yoing in popularity since the turn of the 21st century.
    • Alianna
      • Origin:

        Spelling variation of Aliana
      • Description:

        Alianna barely wedged its way into US Top 1000 in 2015, and almost fell off with a Number 998 finish in 2016. The second n doesn't add much, so Aliana or even Eliana might be better options.
    • Alicia
      • Origin:

        Spanish variation of Alice
      • Meaning:

        "noble"
      • Description:

        Alicia is a Latinized variation of Alice, a name ultimately derived from the German Adalhaidis. It emerged in the 19th century, but the 20th saw many spelling evolutions for Alicia, including Alecia, Alisha, Aleesha, and Alysha. Alyssa originated as a form of Alicia.
    • Alyssa
      • Origin:

        English variation of Alicia
      • Meaning:

        "noble"
      • Description:

        Alyssa was in the Top 20 from 1997-2010 and peaked as the 11th most popular girls’ name in 1998 and 1999 but has become less popular in recent years. It's related to the flower alyssum as well as to the classic Alice and variants. Alyssa Milano helped give it a bounce back when she was still a child sitcom star.
    • Amalia
      • Origin:

        German
      • Meaning:

        "work"
      • Description:

        Amalia is a widely cross-cultural name, heard from Italy to Romania, Germany to Scandinavia. The current heir to the Dutch throne is Princess Catharina-Amalia of Orange. It can be pronounced ah-MAH-lee-a or ah-mah-LEE-a.
    • Amelia
      • Origin:

        German
      • Meaning:

        "work"
      • Description:

        Amelia is one of the hottest girls' names, a successor to the megapopular Emma and Emily. Amelia, which spent several years at Number 1 in England, is now comfortably ensconced in the US Top 10.
    • Ana
      • Origin:

        Variation of Hannah
      • Meaning:

        "grace"
      • Description:

        Confident and compact, Ana is a widely used variation of the Biblical Hannah. Favored in Spain, Slovenia, Bosnia, Portugal, and Croatia, this shorter spelling has the same substance and versatility of its longer counterparts.
    • Aria
      • Origin:

        Italian and Hebrew
      • Meaning:

        "air; song or melody; lion"
      • Description:

        Aria is a multi-cultural name with two extremely popular versions: this more word-like one along with Arya, the spelling used for the feisty young heroine of Game of Thrones. There were about 6400 baby girls named Aria in the US last year alog with 2400 named Arya, which counted together places the name in the Top 10.
    • Ariadne
      • Origin:

        Greek
      • Meaning:

        "most holy"
      • Description:

        This name of the Cretan goddess of fertility is most popular now as the more melodic Ariana, but Ariadne has possibilities of its own. It first entered the US Top 1000 in 2014. The renewed interest in the name falls in line with the revival of other mythological names like Apollo and Athena. The trendy nickname Ari doesn't hurt either.
    • Ariana guadalupe
      • Ariane
        • Arie
          • Origin:

            Variation of Ariel and Ari
          • Meaning:

            "lion of God"
          • Description:

            This spelling variation of trending unisex Ari — both diminutives of Hebrew Ariel — means "lion of God".