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Origin and Meaning of Arian

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     Indian (Sanskrit)
     Dominican Republic

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  • According to a user from Sweden, the name Arian is of Albanian origin and means "Arian in Albanian means "Golden life", derives from the female version "Arjeta" which literally means "Golden life". It does not mean "Good name", it's not even close to it. "Good name" in Albanian is "Emri i mire", which isn't even close.".
  • According to a user from Iran, the name Arian is of Persian / Iranian origin and means "Iranian man".
  • A user from Michigan, United States says the name Arian is of Albanian origin and means "Good name".
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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun and adjective Ar"ian
See Aryan.
adjective A"ri*an
Pertaining to Arius, a presbyter of the church of Alexandria, in the fourth century, or to the doctrines of Arius, who held Christ to be inferior to God the Father in nature and dignity, though the first and noblest of all created beings.

Etymology: L. Arianus


From Late Latin Arianus.

  1. (Christianity) A disciple of the Egyptian monk Arius, presbyter of Alexandria, who denied the Trinity but did not deny the preexistence of Christ.
    1. One who follows the Christology of Arianism.
    2. (derogatory, mainly 17-19th Century usage) A heretic or any heresy.

    Notable Persons Named Arian

    Action Bronson is a hip hop music chef and rapping. He was most prominent from 2008 to present. Action was given the name Arian Asllani on December 2nd, 1983 in Flushing, New York, United States. Action is also known as Asllani and Ariyan.


    Arian Foster is a football player. Arian was born on August 24th, 1986 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.


    Arian Moayed is an actor, writer, and director. He has had major accomplishments since 2002. Arian was born on April 15th, 1980 in Iran.


    Arian Bimo is a soccer player for the KF Tirana and Albania national football team. Arian was born in 1959 in Albania.


    Arian was born on January 19th, 1970.


    Arián Pucheta is an athlete for the Boca Juniors Reserves and Academy.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Arian

    Arman Arian is a mythic fiction, young-adult fiction, mystery fiction, thriller (genre), and bildungsroman author. Arman was born on September 1st, 1981.


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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1969 5 5 0
    1970 19 11 8
    1971 19 12 7
    1972 10 0 10
    1973 23 15 8
    1974 23 11 12
    1975 27 11 16
    1976 30 9 21
    1977 42 10 32
    1978 47 24 23
    1979 50 18 32
    1980 42 20 22
    1981 43 13 30
    1982 47 20 27
    1983 49 14 35
    1984 54 23 31
    1985 53 26 27
    1986 53 24 29
    1987 48 17 31
    1988 51 20 31
    1989 64 26 38
    1990 88 37 51
    1991 90 36 54
    1992 76 34 42
    1993 81 38 43
    1994 81 41 40
    1995 100 51 49
    1996 87 32 55
    1997 96 46 50
    1998 107 44 63
    1999 108 59 49
    2000 146 47 99
    2001 144 39 105
    2002 145 52 93
    2003 149 39 110
    2004 121 31 90
    2005 141 37 104
    2006 148 28 120
    2007 149 22 127
    2008 161 32 129
    2009 219 68 151
    2010 181 31 150
    2011 243 26 217
    2012 383 18 365
    2013 543 49 494
    2014 418 45 373
    2015 386 39 347
    2016 362 38 324
    2017 290 29 261
    * Years where the name was given to 5 or fewer babies will show zero to respect privacy.

    Where is the name Arian popular?

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Arian U.S.
      White 69.50% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 7.86% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 11.64% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 7.86% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Arian

    People with the last name Arian are most frequently White or Two or More Ethnicities

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    Fun Facts about the name Arian

    • How Popular is the name Arian? Arian is the 3,364th most popular name of all time. As a last name Arian was the 62,903rd most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Arian have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,042 babies born with the first name Arian in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arian to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arian? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1969 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
    • When was Arian first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arian is Tuesday, August 3rd, 1886.
    • What year had the most people named Arian born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arian was in 2013 with a total of 494 babies.
    • Random Arian Factoid: According to the 2009 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arian is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2009.
    • Weird things about the name Arian: Your name in reverse order is Naira. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Arina. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Arian? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 318 people with the last name Arian.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arian? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Arian as their last name since less than 1 person in 909k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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