Aria Name Meaning

A name as singsongy as her meaning, Aria is an unexpected musical choice that’s taken the baby name world by storm. In music, she’s a vocal solo typically seen in opera while in Italian she’s “air.” Either way, she’s leaving parents gasping in awe.

Aria has blown into the U.S. Top 100 with ease, making herself right at home with -ia names like Olivia and Amelia. As the same time, she’s exotic, turning heads with her unique sound and sheer beauty. She isn’t as long as Isabella or Charlotte but she’s just a feminine without the fuss of added letters. While musical, she’s not as obvious as Harper and Piper but a subtle nod to an appreciation for the art.

Aria is keenly aware of her name’s meaning, even if she prefers painting over piano. She wows adults with her maturity though she occasionally engages in silly songs and giggle sessions. She’s playful and peppy yet calm and serene, able to throw down with some sports as much as she’s willing to curl up with a good book.

A variant is Arya, a Persian name meaning noble. Longer similar sounding alternatives include Ariana and Arabella. Lyra and Cadence are two other less obvious musical choices.

Infographic of Aria name meaning, which is In English, an aria is a vocal solo in music or in Italian means air.
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Aria Name Popularity

How popular is the name Aria? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 0 0%
1911 0 0%
1912 0 0%
1913 0 0%
1914 0 0%
1915 0 0%
1916 0 0%
1917 0 0%
1918 0 0%
1919 0 0%
1920 0 0%
1921 0 0%
1922 0 0%
1923 0 0%
1924 0 0%
1925 0 0%
1926 0 0%
1927 0 0%
1928 0 0%
1929 0 0%
1930 0 0%
1931 0 0%
1932 0 0%
1933 0 0%
1934 0 0%
1935 0 0%
1936 0 0%
1937 0 0%
1938 0 0%
1939 0 0%
1940 0 0%
1941 0 0%
1942 0 0%
1943 0 0%
1944 0 0%
1945 0 0%
1946 0 0%
1947 0 0%
1948 0 0%
1949 0 0%
1950 0 0%
1951 0 0%
1952 0 0%
1953 0 0%
1954 0 0%
1955 0 0%
1956 0 0%
1957 0 0%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 0 0%
1961 0 0%
1962 0 0%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 0 0%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 2,665 5 0.0004%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 2,847 5 0.0004%
1977 0 0%
1978 2,932 5 0.0004%
1979 0 0%
1980 3,109 5 0.0003%
1981 2,940 5 0.0003%
1982 2,316 11 0.0007%
1983 2,750 6 0.0004%
1984 2,921 6 0.0004%
1985 2,421 11 0.0007%
1986 2,604 9 0.0006%
1987 2,004 20 0.0013%
1988 2,027 21 0.0013%
1989 2,174 20 0.0012%
1990 2,020 27 0.0016%
1991 1,644 46 0.0028%
1992 1,685 44 0.0028%
1993 1,796 37 0.0024%
1994 1,512 56 0.0036%
1995 1,105 109 0.0072%
1996 1,249 88 0.0059%
1997 1,431 66 0.0045%
1998 1,132 115 0.0077%
1999 1,044 140 0.0093%
2000 1,001 161 0.0105%
2001 757 267 0.0177%
2002 733 283 0.0189%
2003 658 358 0.0235%
2004 690 351 0.023%
2005 708 338 0.0221%
2006 648 400 0.0255%
2007 559 496 0.0314%
2008 583 483 0.0313%
2009 505 554 0.0371%
2010 347 882 0.0612%
2011 157 1,974 0.1386%
2012 92 3,224 0.2262%
2013 41 5,111 0.359%
2014 31 5,918 0.4062%
2015 29 6,403 0.4401%
2016 23 6,927 0.4804%
2017 20 7,132 0.511%
2018 19 7,394 0.5382%
2019 20 7,072 0.5224%

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Names Like Aria

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What names are diminutives of Aria?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Aria sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Aria, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Ari

Brings rain

Arabic

#673 (0.0257%)  
Arie

Lion of God

Hebrew

#1,181 (0.0084%)  

What names are variants of Aria?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Aria.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Arya

Faithful friend

Persian

#117 (0.1847%)  

What names sound like Aria?

If you like how Aria sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Aria.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Abia

Great

Arabic

Adia

Noble

German

#2,594 (0.0009%)  
Adria

From Hadria

Latin

#2,166 (0.0017%)  
Afia

Born on Friday

African

#3,205 (0.0004%)  
Alia

Rising, ascending

Hebrew

#640 (0.0283%)  
Amia

Beloved

Latin

#858 (0.0173%)  
Ania

Grace

Slavic

#1,829 (0.0029%)  
Ara

Brings rain

Arabic

#2,119 (0.0018%)  
Arda

Bronze

Hebrew

Ardia
Argia

Bright, shining

Greek

Ariadne

Most holy

Greek

#865 (0.017%)  
Ariana

Most holy

Latin

#68 (0.27%)  
Arin
#3,262 (0.0004%)  
Arina

Peace

Greek

#1,843 (0.0028%)  
Arla
Arna

Mountain of strength

Hebrew

Artia

Celtic

Arza

Panels of cedar

Hebrew

Auria

Wind

Latin

#2,148 (0.0017%)  
Avia

God is my father

Hebrew

#1,764 (0.0033%)  
Azia

Sunrise

Greek

Oria

Wind; sunrise

Latin


What names are similar to Aria?

Find a name that’s like Aria, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Annika

Sweet-faced; He (God) has favored me

Hebrew

#691 (0.0247%)  
Harmony

Perfect unity

English

#172 (0.1199%)  
Harper

Harp Player

English

#9 (0.7702%)  
Julia

Youthful and downy

Latin

#92 (0.217%)  
Lyric

Words to a song

English

#312 (0.0714%)  
Melody

Song

English

#135 (0.1531%)  
Octavia

Eighth

Latin

#400 (0.0515%)  
Olivia

Olive tree

Latin

#2 (1.3044%)  
Piper

Pipe player

English

#88 (0.2322%)  
Story

Tale

American

#2,554 (0.0009%)  

Lists With Aria

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Siblings of Aria

Mamas with kids named Aria also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Hope

Desire to be

English

#245 (0.0912%)  
Thea

Gift of God

Greek

#265 (0.0863%)  
Torin

Chief

Gaelic

#983 (0.0103%)  
Chloe

Green sprout

Greek

#25 (0.4823%)  
Elizabeth

God is my oath

Hebrew

#13 (0.6196%)  
Faith

Devotion

English

#120 (0.1771%)  
Otto

Wealth

German

#426 (0.0491%)  
Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

#28 (0.435%)  

9 Comments

  1. Honestly I loved the show Pretty Little Liars & especially love the main character Aria. So I named my daughter after her. Now if I go to her middle names Margaret-Gracie
    I gave her the name Margaret because my son wanted it to be her name & the other middle name Gracie flowed so good & honestly it was already planned for her middle name.

  2. I picked aria bc it was the only name me and her dad could agree on

  3. Aria means “lioness of God.” Our family loves lions AND God, as well as the imagery of lions in the Bible. We also love the idea of strong warrior women. So when we found “Aria,” we immediately felt like it was a perfect fit. We also like that it is a little uncommon.

  4. I found the name Aria on a baby name website. I put it down on my list as a possibility but my partner and I came to really like it. I mainly chose it for the musical connotation but turns out it also means lioness of god which is fitting because she’s a Leo. She is also very strong and a voracious feeder.
    The only drawback that I can see is that there is a music awards ceremony in Australia called the Arias. I guess we can just pretend there is an awards ceremony all for her!

  5. I picked Aria because it means song or Melody and I loved how it sounded.

  6. We loved how sweet and feminine Aria sounds. It fits our precious girl’s personality so well! It has the strong Hebrew root meaning of “lioness of God” and the soft feminine Italian meaning of “air or melody”.

  7. All of my grandma’s kids names start with an A and all of my mom’s kids names also start with an A, so I wanted to follow the family tradition as well. Aria was a name that both me and my husband fell in love with. It has the same number of syllables as my first name and both of us have middle names that start with the same letter and have the same syllables lol

  8. Named after Arya from game of thrones, but we changed the spelling to Aria. We love the meaning behind the name, Hebrew meaning is lioness. Latin meaning is solo or song.

  9. Chosen for the meaning, musical name also meaning lioness of God.
    People sometimes say it wrong.


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