Arista

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501
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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 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
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  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.

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Martyn Arista is an athlete for the Turlock Express.

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Pedro Eduardo Arista is an athlete for the Club Astros.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1960 5 5 0
1974 6 6 0
1975 7 7 0
1978 5 5 0
1979 9 9 0
1981 5 5 0
1982 7 7 0
1983 6 6 0
1984 6 6 0
1985 8 8 0
1986 14 14 0
1987 8 8 0
1988 8 8 0
1990 7 7 0
1991 16 16 0
1992 15 15 0
1993 18 18 0
1994 23 23 0
1995 13 13 0
1996 17 17 0
1997 18 18 0
1998 14 14 0
1999 16 16 0
2000 11 11 0
2001 13 13 0
2002 21 21 0
2003 28 28 0
2004 19 19 0
2005 15 15 0
2006 11 11 0
2007 16 16 0
2008 8 8 0
2009 31 31 0
2010 11 11 0
2011 10 10 0
2012 12 12 0
2013 7 7 0
2014 7 7 0
2015 13 13 0
2016 17 17 0

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Popularity of Arista as a last name

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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 16,023rd 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 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 501 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 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arista is not a popular baby girl's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name as you in 2004.
  • 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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  • 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.