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9k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
996
in the U.S.
in 2010

Arya

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1982 12 0 12
1983 7 0 7
1984 9 0 9
1985 20 0 20
1986 23 5 18
1987 22 0 22
1988 27 5 22
1989 30 0 30
1990 36 6 30
1991 34 0 34
1992 36 7 29
1993 26 0 26
1994 15 0 15
1995 30 0 30
1996 36 11 25
1997 44 13 31
1998 58 25 33
1999 47 16 31
2000 80 34 46
2001 84 36 48
2002 133 54 79
2003 157 71 86
2004 204 120 84
2005 195 113 82
2006 265 159 106
2007 304 199 105
2008 319 205 114
2009 349 236 113
2010 360 273 87
2011 498 387 111
2012 836 759 77
2013 1,214 1,137 77
2014 1,633 1,551 82
2015 1,723 1,634 89

Fun Facts about the name Arya

  • How many people with the first name Arya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 8,866 babies born with the first name Arya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Arya 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 Arya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1982 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Arya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Arya is Monday, May 21st, 1888.
  • What year had the most people named Arya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Arya was in 2015 with a total of 1,634 babies. That's a lot of babies named Arya!
  • Random Arya Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Arya ranks 95th in popularity as a baby girl's name in North Dakota. Imagine that, 10 babies in North Dakota have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Arya: Your name in reverse order is Ayra. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Yraa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Arya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 996 people with the last name Arya.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Arya? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Arya as their last name since less than 1 person in 294k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Arya U.S.
  White 13.55% 64.26%
  African American 2.11% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 76.71% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.42% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.61% 16.26%

Of Last Name Arya

People with the last name Arya are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Persian

Origin and Meaning of Arya

The name "Arya" is of Persian origin, and it means "Friend, faithful". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

From Sanskrit आर्य (ā́rya, “noble" or "noble one”).

  1. A female given name of modern usage.
  2. A surname​.

Other Inspirations for the Name Arya

Arya Akmal
Arya Dance Academy
Arya Kill List
Arya List
Arya Meryn Trant
Arya Stark

What does the name Arya mean?

Ais for activities, for you have many.

Ris for resourceful, in any challenge that comes your way

Yis for yippee, and the things that inspire you to yell it

Ais for adaptable, whenever things change

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