Arianna is a name with Greek origins. The meaning of the name Arianna is very holy. A common variation of the name is Ariana. Arianna is derived from the name Ariadne. Common nicknames include Ari, Anna, Na Na, R, and Ree.
The name Arianna is also connected to a region of eastern countries of the Persian empire. An alternate spelling, Aryana, is the name of a coastal city in northern Tunisia. There are several operas with the word Arianna in them, including those by Handel, Goehr, and Marcello.
One of the most famous Ariannas is Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post. A top celebrity named Ariana is singer/pop star Ariana Grande. Arianna is a popular name among athletes, including Arianna Follis, Arianna Fontana, and Ariana Vanderpool-Wallace.
Fictional Ariannas include the characters on Days of Our Lives, Arianna Horton and Arianna Hernandez. There is also Ariana Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling.
Arianna is a popular name on the user lists of BabyNames.com. When combined with its alternate spelling Ariana, it is #27 in BabyNames.com?s most popular names of 2014. However, on its own, Arianna was #44 in the most popular names in the United States per the Social Security Administration in 2013.
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