Arianna is the Latinized Italian version of the Greek name Ariadne. It is thought that Ariadne, which became Arianna, is derived from the ancient Cretan dialect element “ari” (an intensive prefix) married with “adnos” meaning “holy” which gives the full meaning of “very holy” to Arianna. This tends to match their number Four personality traits of being stable and disciplined. Their earth-bound energy makes them methodical and very unlikely to cut corners. This lends to being excellent engineers and inventors.

Meaning of the name Arianna:

Latin: Very holy
Cretan: Very holy

Origin of the name Arianna:

Cretan. Arianna is based on the Cretan words “ari” and “adnos” which translates to “very holy”. The Romans took the name Ariande from the Greeks, Latinizing it to Arianna.

Symbolism of the name Arianna:

With the Greek meaning of “very holy”, Arianna has become the preferred spelling in Italy. Converted from the Cretan spelling Ariande, the Latin version of baby name Arianna has long been popular.

Style of the name Arianna:


Gender of the name Arianna:

Arianna is considered a female baby name.

Pronunciation of the name Arianna:


Syllables in the name Arianna:


Emotion evoked from the name Arianna:

The name Arianna evokes a feeling of stability and discipline.

Alternative spellings for the name Arianna:

Ariana, Aryanna, Airiana, Aariana, Aryiana, Eriyanna, Arhianna, Eriona, Ariona, Erianna

Nicknames for the name Arianna:

Ari, Riana, Aria, Ree, Anna, Ria, Raini, Aire

Popularity of the name Arianna:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Arianna was ranked 123 in popularity for baby names in 2020. It peaked in 2014 at number 40 and has moved down the list ever since.

Related names for the name Arianna:

Ariana, Adriana, Ariella, Alyssa, Arielle, Annabel

Great middle names for Arianna and their meaning:

  • Anne (grace)
  • Celeste (heavenly, celestial)
  • Faith (trust, confidence, belief)
  • Grace (charm, goodness, generosity)
  • Kate (pure)
  • Marie (star of the sea)
  • Rose (flower)
  • Winter (winter)

Famous people with the name Arianna:

  • Arianna Ratner (voice actor in the Elder Scrolls Online game)
  • Arianna Huffington (politician/journalist)
  • Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace (Olympic swimmer)
  • Arianna Fontana (Olympic speed skater)
  • Arianna Follis (Olympic cross-country skier)

Arianna movies/pop culture:

Arianna (title character in Arianna played by Ondina Quadri, a 2015 film)

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