Aria is a popular unisex name in India and a common masculine name in Persian countries. Besides, Aria is a girl’s name of Aramaic or Hebrew origin and a Dutch short form of the name Adriana. Aria is also an Italian name and derived from the boy’s name Ario.
What does the name Aria mean?
Aria means “noble” and “honorable” (from Persian “aria/آریا” or Sanskrit “ārya/आर्य” and “āryā/आर्या”). Besides, Aria means “lioness” (from Aramaic “ʾaryā/ܐܪܝܐ” or Hebrew “aryé/אַרְיֵה” = lion) and in Italian, Aria means “air” (originally from ancient Greek “aér/ἀήρ”) and the melody “Aria”, but as well “warlike” (from ancient Greek “áreios/ἄρειος”) or “dedicated to Ares“. Besides, Aria has the meaning “from Hadria” (from Adriana).
Variants of Aria and possible middle names
As the name Aria is a unisex name, you can chose either a male or female middle name to show the sex of your baby. The spelling Arya is the Persian and Pakistani variant of Aria and mostly chosen for boys. Aria is more popular in Europe and mainly chosen for girls. Suitable middle names for Aria as a girl could be: Aria Ava, Aria Charlotte, Aria Violet, Aria Caroline or Aria Scarlett. As a cute nickname for girls, you could chose Ara, Ari, Ria or Riri. Middle name combinations for male Arias can be: Aria Owen, Aria Elijah, Aria Evan, Aria Caleb, Aria Jeremy and Aria Oliver.
The name Aria in film and series
The fictional character Arya Stark of the HBO series “Game of Thrones” added a huge popularity to the name Aria. The character Arya in the show, played by Maisie Williams, can be seen through the entire eight Seasons and undergoes a strong development. Born as a daughter of the noble family Stark of the North, Arya transforms from the protected wealthy daughter to a ruthless assassin, who takes revenge for her family. Due to the series, Arya is associated with a strong and brave female character.
Another famous fictional character is Aria Montgomery from the book and TV show “Pretty Little Liars”. The creator of the franchise is the American author Sara Shepard. In the show, Aria, here portrayed by Lucy Hale, unknowingly falls in love with her soon-to-be English teacher Ezra Fitz, which causes a lot of controversy throughout the seven seasons of the show.
Famous people named Aria
Aria Aber, born 1991, is a poet and the daughter of Afghan refugees, who raised her in Germany. She now lives in Oakland, California and has published her poems in “The New Yorker” and other famous magazines. Her first collection “Hard Damage” won the “Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry” in 2019.
Aria Summer Wallace is a former American child actress. She was born in 1996 and got famous for her role as Mandy Valdez in the Nickelodeon sitcom “iCarly”. She was also the lead actress in the “Roxy Hunter” movies also by Nickelodeon. Eventually, she quit her active acting career in 2011 to pursue her music ambitions.
Aria Fischer is a professional water polo player. Born in Laguna Beach, California in 1999, she started her water polo career in High School and represented the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Currently, she plays water polo at Stanford University.