Complete Definition of "Ariana"

English

Etymology
Modern simplification of Arianna, Ariane and Arianne, all forms of the Greek name Ariadne ("most holy"; Cretan Greek αÏι (ari) "most" and Î±Î´Î½Î¿Ï (adnos) "holy"). There has been some confusion with the similar sounding and equally fashionable Adriana and Adrienne. Derivation from Welsh arian "silver" is a folk etymology.

Proper noun
en-proper noun
#given name|female|from Greek|.

References
Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges: A Concise Dictionary of First Names. Oxford University Press 2001.

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