Girl name origins & meanings
- Arabic : Embellishing
Family name origins & meanings
- Castilianized form of Basque and Catalan Araia, a habitational name from any of various places called Araia, for example in Araba, Basque Country, and Catelló de la Plana, Valencia.
- Spanish : habitational name from any of the places called Araya, as for example the one in Canary Islands.
- Japanese : meaning ‘wild valley’ or ‘new valley’; found in eastern Japan and pronounced Aratani in western Japan. Neither version is particularly common.