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Aria or Arya or آریـــا is both a male and female given name. It is a Persian male given name. "Aryan". Encyclopædia Britannica Online, 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2011.</ref> based on the self designation of people speaking Indo-European languages as "Arya" meaning "Noble" in Sanskrit. The term was also used as an ethnic epithet in the Achaemenid inscriptions and in the ZoroastrianAvestan tradition.
As a female given name, Aria means 'lioness' in Hebrew, or 'air' in Italian. It also refers to "aria", a self-contained piece for one voice usually, most commonly found in the context of opera.