Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Aria

Aria is the English vocabulary word mainly defining an expressive and elaborate operatic solo (or duet). Aria comes from the Italian word which literally translates to ‘air’. The name Aria is also sometimes associated with the Hebrew word meaning "lioness". Furthermore, in Greek mythology, Aria was the name of a beautiful mortal woman from the island of Crete. Apollo (the god of music and poetry) fell in love with her and together they produced a son, Miletos. Their story pretty much stops there but it further underscores Aria’s connection with music and melody (since she was one of the god of music Apollo’s many conquests). As a feminine personal name, Aria is really a 21st century coinage so it’s a relatively new addition to the list of girl names.

All About the Baby Name – Aria

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME ARIA

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME ARIA

Aria made her ‘singing’ debut on the U.S. naming charts in 2000. The name was influenced by other musically-inspired girl names (such as Cadence, Harmony and Melody). Aria soared up the charts in 10 short years from complete obscurity to mild moderation. It is a name now given to roughly 900 baby girls per year keeping it an original and unique choice. Operatic arias are among the most beautiful pieces of music, so the name carries with it a dramatic sense of voice. This little name with only four letters but three syllables certainly contains its own pocket size punch. When you hear the word Aria, you think of something beautiful. It could also be a fun name for an ‘Air’ sign (Aquarius, Gemini or Libra).

Quick Facts

ON ARIA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

40

PRONUNCIATION:

AHR-ee-ə

SIMPLE MEANING:

Air; Melody, Opera solo

Characteristics

OF ARIA

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Aria

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME ARIA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Aria

Popular Songs

ON ARIA

Aria of Bravery
a song by Majesty

Aria
a song by Asia

Famous People

NAMED ARIA

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Children of Famous People

NAMED ARIA

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Aria

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME ARIA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Aria