Girl name origins & meanings
- Hebrew : Like a beautiful melody
- German : Melody
- Greek : The mythological daughter of King Minos of Crete
Girl name variations
Aria is the number 19 most popular girls name in the US, according to 2018 Social Security Administration data. It 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 FamilyEducation.com.
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.