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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • German : Melody
  • Greek : The mythological daughter of King Minos of Crete
  • Old English : Silver
  • Greek : Holy

What does Arianna mean and stand for?

The name Arianna is of German origin and means "melody." It is the Italian form of Ariadne.

Syllables: 4

How Popular Is The Name Arianna


According to Social Security Administration data, Arianna has been consistently popular, only now falling from the top 100 which is where it had been since 2003. Arianna was also in the top 50 from 2012 to 2014. Its sister spelling, Ariana has surpassed it in popularity.

However, it is the 19th most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Arianna was at its peak popularity in May 2017.

Arianna, popular in Italy, has been on the rise in America in past decades. The double-n version is slowly surpassing its cousin, Ariana. The name is quite popular for characters in soap operas.

Where is it Popular?

Arianna was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Arianna

  • Anna
  • Ari
  • Nana

Pairs well with these middle names


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