[ 3 syll. a-ria, ar-ia ] The baby girl name Aria is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced as AAR-iy-aa- †. Aria has its origins in the Latin language. It is used largely in English, Hebrew, and Italian. The name Aria means 'song, melody, air'. In opera, an aria is a vocal performance usually sung in solo; it is an Italian word of ultimately Latin roots. The name has recently been adopted by English speakers, promoted by its appearances in fantasy literature, such as in the form Aryah in Brian Jacques' Martin the Warrior (1993-), the form Arya in George R. R. Martin's series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' (1996-) which was made into a popular TV series Game of Thrones (2011-), and the form Aria in Elizabeth Haydon's series 'Rhapsody: Child of Blood' (1999-), and Christopher Paolini's Eragon (2003).
See also the related form, the Italian Arietta.
Aria is very popular as a baby girl name, and it is also regarded as trendy. The name has been growing in popularity since the 1990s; prior to that, it was of only very modest use. Its usage peaked recently in 2018 with 0.401% of baby girls being named Aria. It had a ranking of #19 then. Among all girl names in its family, Aria was the most popular in 2018. Aria was thrice as popular as the 2nd ranked name, Arya, in that year. Aria has mainly been a baby girl name in the last century.
† Pronunciation for Aria: AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; R as in "race (R.EY.S)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"