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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. Arya comes from the Sanskrit surname; in Hindu it has been used as a gender-neutral given name that means “honorable”. Arya symbolizes nobility but not in the sense of royalty but in being honorable and trustworthy.

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Nicknames for Arya

The name Olivia evokes a feeling of honor, trust, and romance. If you're having trouble coming up with a nickname for the Arya in your life, we've come up with a helpful list of nicknames to inspire you. However, feel free to come up with a nickname that's unique to their individual personality.

  • Ari
  • Ar
  • RaRa
  • Rya
  • Ya
  • YaYa
  • Ryah
  • Ryan 

Arya Name Details

Style: Classic

Gender: Neutral

Pronunciation: ARR-ya, ARR-ee-ah

Syllables: Two or Three

Alternative Spelling for Arya

Arya Name Popularity

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.

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  • 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 Named Arya

  • Arya Aramnejad (singer)
  • Arya Rohit (actress)
  • Arya (actor)
  • Arya Nasimi-Shad (Olympic swimmer)
  • Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
  • Arya Dröttningu (character from the “Inheritance Cycle” book series)
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