Name Arya Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Arya


Arya is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Arya thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Arya?

The name Arya is from an old Indo-Iranian root. In Indian, it is a unisex name and in Iranian, it’s a masculine name. Arya is also a name of Aramaic or Hebrew origin. Thanks to Arya Stark, one of the main characters of the television series “Game of Thrones”, the name Arya has spread in the Western world in recent years.

What does the name Arya mean?

Arya means “noble” and “honorable” (from Persian “aria/آریا” or Sanskrit “ārya/आर्य” and “āryā/आर्या”). Besides, Arya means “lioness” (from Aramaic “ʾaryā/ܐܪܝܐ” or Hebrew “aryé/אַרְיֵה” = lion).

Other variants

Arya can also be spelled Aria, Aarya or Aryah. Anagrams for Arya are Ayra, Raya and Yara.

Nicknames for Arya

Popular nicknames for Arya are Ari, Riri and Rya.

Middle names for Arya

Popular female middle names are Brielle, Claire, Diane, Emerson, Grace, Isabell, Jane, Katherine, May, Melody, Noelle, Rose, Rea, Sophie, Violet, Vivian, Willow and Zoe.

Famous people named Arya

  • American-New Zealand professional basketball player Marcel Xavier Jones (born 1985) named his daughter Arya Jones, she was born 2013.
  • The Iranian musician and composer Arya Aziminejad (born 1973) composes music for Iranian movies.
  • Indonesian badminton player Arya Maulana Aldiartama (born 1995) has placed first and second in multiple junior competitions.

Fictional characters named Arya

  • In the “Eragon” book series by Christopher Paolini, Arya Drottnigu is a dragon rider and Elven princess.
  • Arya Stark is a protagonist in the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series by George R.R. Martin. She is known for her shadow wolf Nymeria and her sword needle. On the series “Game of Thrones”, Arya Stark is played by Maisie Williams.
  • The protagonist of the Indian action movie “Arya” (2004) is named Arya. He is played by Indian actor Allu Arjun. The movie has two sequels.

Pronunciation of Arya

Variants of the name Arya

Aarya Aria

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Popularity of the name Arya

The name Arya is ranked #183 overall. It is very popular with parents-to-be and is often chosen as a baby name.

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