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Arya is a Hindu name that is pretty gender-neutral. Thanks to George R. R. Martin and the HBO show “Game of Thrones” the name Arya has moved way beyond just the Hindu culture. With a fan base that encompasses the world, Arya has been climbing the baby name charts at an astronomical rate! Keep reading to find out more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Arya:

Sanskrit: Noble one
Hindu: Honorable

Origin of the name Arya:

Sanskrit. Arya comes from the Sanskrit surname; in Hindu it has been used as a gender-neutral given name that means “honorable”.

Symbolism of the name Arya:

Arya symbolizes nobility but not in the sense of royalty but in being honorable and trustworthy.

Style of the name Arya:


Gender of the name Arya:

Arya is a gender-neutral name but depending on the culture it can be more masculine or feminine.

Pronunciation of the name Arya:

ARR-ya, ARR-ee-ah

Syllables in the name Arya:

Two or three depending on the preferred pronunciation.

Emotion evoked from the name Arya:

The name Olivia evokes a feeling of honor, trust, and romance.

Alternative spellings for the name Arya:


Nicknames for the name Arya:

Ar, Ya, Rya

Popularity of the name Arya:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Arya was ranked as the 112th most popular girl name in 2020. Since breaking in at 942nd on the most popular baby name list in 2010 the name has rocketed up the chart topping out at 92nd in 2019.

Related names for the name Arya:

Aryo, Ario, Aryono

Great middle names for Arya and their meanings:

  • Ash (shortening of Ashley or Ashton)
  • Bliss (content)
  • Chance (good fortune)
  • Erin (Ireland)
  • Morgan (circling sea or great brightness; bright or white sea dweller’)
  • Rayne (queen; counsel; song)
  • Storm (storm)

Famous people with the name Arya:

  • Arya Aramnejad (singer)
  • Arya Rohit (actress)
  • Arya (actor)
  • Arya Nasimi-Shad (Olympic swimmer)

Arya in movies/pop culture:

  • Arya(character from George R. R. Martin's “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series and its television adaptation “Game of Thrones”)
  • Arya Dröttningu (character from the “Inheritance Cycle” book series)
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