An Italian word meaning “air” or “melody,” Aria is also the Hebrew word for “lioness.” As a musical term, the word refers to a song in an opera meant for a single voice. This exotic-sounding name, also spelled Arya, has increased in popularity in recent years, thanks to characters in both the Game of Thrones and Pretty Little Liars TV series. While mostly given to girls, Aria is also a traditional Indian and Persian boy’s name.


  • English
  • Greek
  • Italian: Melody, generally referring to an elaborately done and beautiful song sung by a soloist in an opera
  • Teutonic: Eagle, eagle's wisdom