|See also||Ari, Aria, Anna, Ariane, Arianne, Arieana, Areanna, Arionna, Arriana, Aryonna, Aryanna, Arianna, Arihyona, Aryana, Ariadna, Ariadne, Arieanna, Aireanna, Ariya, Aryia|
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The name Ariana has the several possible following origins.
Ariana, the Latinized form of (Greek: ἡ 'Αρειανή/Arianē), was also a general geographical term used by some Greek and Roman authors of ancient period for a district of wide extent in Central Asia, comprehending the eastern part of the Persian kingdom, now all of Afghanistan, north east of Iran and southeast of Tajikistan and west of Pakistan. The name of Iran originates from Aryānā meaning "The Land of the Aryans".
The name Arianna is also the Latinized form of the name Ariadne (Greek: Ἀριάδνη; Latin: Ariadna; "most holy", Cretan Greek αρι [ari] "most" and αδνος [adnos] "holy"), the daughter of Minos, King of Crete, and his queen Pasiphaë, daughter of Helios, the Sun-titan, from Greek mythology.
Famous Arianas or Ariannas
- Ariana Grande, actress and singer
- Arianna Huffington, politician/writer
- Ariana Richards, painter
- Princess Ariane of the Netherlands, youngest daughter of king Willem-Alexander and queen Maxima and the granddaughter of prinsess Beatrix of the Netherlands
- Ari Up, musician
- Ariana Dumbledore, a fictional character from J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series and a sister of Albus Dumbledore and Aberforth Dumbledore
- Ariana Dzerchenko, a fictional character in the DC Comics Batman series and the first serious girlfriend of Timothy Drake.
- Ariana Baio, actress and model
- Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Ariana
- Ariana - meaning of Ariana name
- Dictionary of Greek and Roman geography, William Smith, 1870, pp. 210, Aria'na
- The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 2008
- 'Ărĭāna', Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Perseus Digital Library.
- Homer, Odyssey 11.320, Hesiod, Theogony 947, and later authors.
- Pasiphaë is mentioned as Ariadne's mother in Bibliotheke 3.1.2 (Pasiphaë, daughter of the Sun), in Apollonius' Argonautica iii.997, and in Hyginus Fabulae, 224.
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