First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Arista" mean? The list below shows the origins of Arista as well as things modernly associated with the name Arista such as celebrities named Arista.

Origin and Meaning of Arista

"Arista" is a name of Greek origin, and it means "Best". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun A*ris"ta
An awn.

Etymology: L

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Bristlelike process near the tip of the antenna of certain flies
  1. (biology) One of the fibrils found on grains or fishes.

arista was also found in the following language(s): Finnish, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons With the Last Name Arista

Mariano Arista was a President of Mexico. His most notable accomplishments were from 1851 to 1853. Mariano was born on July 26th, 1802 in San Luis Potosí City. He passed away on August 7th, 1855.


Martyn Arista is an athlete for the Turlock Express.


Pedro Eduardo Arista is an athlete for the Club Astros.


Where is the name Arista popular?

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Popularity of Arista as a last name

The map shows the absolute popularity of the name Arista as a last name in each of the states. See other popular names in Texas, California, or Hawaii.

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arista U.S.
  White 5.55% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 4.94% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.99% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 87.83% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arista

People with the last name Arista are most frequently Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Arista

  • How Popular is the name Arista? Arista is the 16,077th most popular name of all time. As a last name Arista was the 20,239th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Arista have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 484 babies born with the first name Arista in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arista to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Arista? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1960 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Arista first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arista is Wednesday, September 28th, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Arista born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arista was in 2009 with a total of 31 babies.
  • Random Arista Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arista is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Arista: Your name in reverse order is Atsira. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Sarati. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arista? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,315 people with the last name Arista.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arista? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Arista as their last name since less than 1 person in 222k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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What does the name Arista mean?

Ais for adorable, how precious

Ris for rock star, let it out!

Iis for interest, you show in others.

Sis for serious, not always joking.

Tis for touching, the way you show you are.

Ais for activities, for you have many.

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  • Sources:
  • 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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.