Meaning and Origin of: Aria

Aria meaning and origin

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Hebrew : Like a beautiful melody
  • German : Melody
  • Greek : The mythological daughter of King Minos of Crete

What does Aria mean and stand for?

Aria directly means "air" in Italian but can also mean melody or song. The meaning of Aria varies by language. In Hebrew, it can also mean "lioness", and in Persian it means "noble". In Albanian, it means "treasure" or "gold". However, it is most often associated with music, melody, and song.

Syllables: 3


According to Social Security Administration data, Aria began to rise in popularity in 2011 from obscurity when it was at position 157 on the top 1000 baby names list, and has continued to steadily rise up the ranks since then and is currently at its peak popularity thus far at position 19.

However, it is the 11th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Aria was at its peak popularity in June 2015.

Aria has been in use since biblical times as both a male and female name. However, it has only recently made a comeback in terms of popularity, largely due to the popularity of the television show Game of Thrones. Its popularity can also be attributed to characters in Pretty Little Liars and My Little Pony. It is also the name of a popular resort and casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Where Is It Popular?

Nicknames for Aria

  • Ari
  • Riri

Pairs well with these middle names