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Aria

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37k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Aria

"Aria" is a name of Italian origin, and it means "Solo Melody". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A"ri*a
An air or song; a melody; a tune.

Note: ☞ The Italian term is now mostly used for the more elaborate accompanied melodies sung by a single voice, in operas, oratorios, cantatas, anthems, etc., and not so much for simple airs or tunes.

Etymology: It., fr. L. aër. See Air

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  1. An elaborate song for solo voice
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As a 21st century English name from TV and fantasy fiction, explained as "a musical aria". Similar sounding names exist in many languages, e.g. Ariah and Arie from Hebrew, Arya from Sanskrit, and Aria, Dutch short form of Adriana.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Aria

Asia Argento is an actress, director, singer, model, dj, writer, greta garbo, orson welles, édith piaf, and gisele bündchen. Her ongoing career started in 1985. Asia was given the name Aria Maria Vittoria Rossa Argento by her parents Dario Argento and Daria Nicolodi on September 20th, 1975 in Rome. Asia is also known as Aria Argento.

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Aria was born on November 3rd, 1977 in Long Beach, California.

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Aria Montgomery is a publishing. Aria is also known as Amy, Tanya, and Victoria Blackwell.

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Aria Wallace is an actress, singer, songwriter, and musician. Her ongoing career started in 2002. Aria was given the name Aria Summer Wallace on November 3rd, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Aria is also known as Summer and Aria.

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Aria Curzon is an actor and actress. Aria was given the name Aria Noelle Curzon on December 8th, 1987 in Hollywood.

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Aria Crescendo is a pop, rock, r&b, rhythm, and blues musician. Their most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Aria was born in Paris.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Aria

Nikita Aria is an actor, model (people), anchor, vj (media personality), actress, model, and veejay. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1995 to 1995. Nikita is also known as Nikita Aria.

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Alphonse was born on May 31st, 1902. He breathed his last breath on February 17th, 1968.

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How popular is the baby name Aria in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1900 5 5 0
1901 6 6 0
1905 5 5 0
1909 5 5 0
1910 6 6 0
1913 5 5 0
1914 7 7 0
1915 10 10 0
1916 6 6 0
1918 7 7 0
1919 7 7 0
1921 5 5 0
1922 8 8 0
1923 5 5 0
1925 10 10 0
1927 7 7 0
1928 6 6 0
1929 6 6 0
1930 5 5 0
1946 6 6 0
1947 7 7 0
1948 9 9 0
1951 5 5 0
1952 6 6 0
1953 5 5 0
1956 7 7 0
1957 5 5 0
1958 5 5 0
1959 5 5 0
1963 5 5 0
1965 6 6 0
1967 6 6 0
1968 5 5 0
1969 8 8 0
1970 14 14 0
1971 9 9 0
1972 19 19 0
1973 18 18 0
1974 13 13 0
1975 13 13 0
1976 18 18 0
1977 28 28 0
1978 19 19 0
1979 28 28 0
1980 33 33 0
1981 30 30 0
1982 50 50 0
1983 49 49 0
1984 61 55 6
1985 46 46 0
1986 50 40 10
1987 70 56 14
1988 90 77 13
1989 96 77 19
1990 109 90 19
1991 105 91 14
1992 117 102 15
1993 83 74 9
1994 115 105 10
1995 168 151 17
1996 168 143 25
1997 152 133 19
1998 192 178 14
1999 219 202 17
2000 237 221 16
2001 354 321 33
2002 348 331 17
2003 419 402 17
2004 419 402 17
2005 403 384 19
2006 456 444 12
2007 542 529 13
2008 549 540 9
2009 600 591 9
2010 918 903 15
2011 2,001 1,979 22
2012 3,246 3,228 18 #93 girl name
2013 5,131 5,110 21 #41 girl name
2014 5,930 5,916 14 #31 girl name
2015 6,413 6,392 21 #29 girl name
2016 6,920 6,904 16 #23 girl name

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Popularity of Aria as a first name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Aria U.S.
  White 52.56% 64.26%
  African American 2.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 5.13% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 7.44% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 32.31% 16.26%

Of Last Name Aria

People with the last name Aria are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Aria

  • How Popular is the name Aria? Aria is the 1,191st most popular name of all time. In 2016 Aria was the 23rd most popular name. As a last name Aria was the 53,072nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Aria have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 37,279 babies born with the first name Aria in the United States. That's more than enough people named Aria to occupy the territory of Saint Martin (France) with an estimated population of 36,824 (as of January 1, 2009).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Aria? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Aria first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Aria is Monday, May 21st, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Aria born? The highest recorded use of the first name Aria was in 2016 with a total of 6,904 babies. That's a lot of babies named Aria!
  • Random Aria Factoid: According to the 2011 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Aria ranks 101st in popularity as a baby girl's name in Massachusetts. Imagine that, 56 babies in Massachusetts have the same name as you in 2011.
  • Weird things about the name Aria: Your name in reverse order is Aira. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Iaar. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Aria? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 390 people with the last name Aria.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Aria? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Aria as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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