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Ariana is a feminine Persian name and stands for the land of Aryans. Arianna and Ariane are the two most common variations. It is a very popular name in Iran (Persia) and Italy.
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, comprising the eastern part of the Persian empire, now all of Afghanistan and a part of Iran and southeast of Tajikistan . The name of Iran (Persia) originates from Persian word Aryānā (Ariana) 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.
The name can also derive from the Welsh word 'arian', meaning silver.
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In the United States, the name Ariana was listed as the 78th most popular name for babies in 2006, with Arianna at 77.
- ^ a b Mike Campbell. "Behind the Name: Meaning, origin and history of the name Ariana". Behind the Name.
- ^ "Ariana". thinkbabynames.com.
- ^ "Dictionary of Greek and Roman geography". archive.org.
- ^ The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition, 2008
- ^ "Charlton T. Lewis, Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, A , Argynnus , Ărĭāna". tufts.edu.
- ^ N.S. Gill. "Iran". About.com Education.
- ^ 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.
- ^ "Popular Baby Names". ssa.gov.