Gender: Feminine
Origin: Italian
Meaning: “air.”
It (AHR-ee-ə)

The name comes from the Italian word for air and has been used as a feminine given name in Italy since Medieval times. Its usage as a given name in the United States may have caught on due to its musical associations, an aria is an elaborate vocal solo.

The name was borne by an early Roman Christian martyr.

Currently, Aria is the 356th most popular female name in the United States, (2010).