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Is Aria really that popular?

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piraterach Thu 13-Apr-17 10:43:26

DH and I have agreed on exactly one name for a girl and one for a boy.

We love Aria for a girl and I know none in my circle (although I don't have many friends with babies) but it seems to be in the top 20 of every list I read.

Is it really that popular? Will there be loads of other kids in her year with the same name?

Thanks grin

ElspethFlashman Thu 13-Apr-17 10:44:33

Arya is popular at the moment because of Game of Thrones.

Littlepond Thu 13-Apr-17 10:46:48

I don't know any kids called Aria but it might rise in popularity because of Pretty Little Liars

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 13-Apr-17 10:58:56

Not heard of a single one !

ChocolateRaisin Thu 13-Apr-17 11:00:17

I really like Aria, lovely name. Not heard it before apart from in Pretty Little Liars!

SuperBeagle Thu 13-Apr-17 11:31:34

I know one born last year, and another who's about 4-5.

Both named after PLL, I assume.

If I saw the Arya spelling, I'd assume Game of Thrones.

HearTheThunderRoar Thu 13-Apr-17 11:53:36

I don't think it's that popular, I use to know a couple of Arias years ago when my dd was little, both would be well into their teens now.

Fwiw, I think it's a lovely name.

mum2be2boys Thu 13-Apr-17 12:30:01

Lovely name!

I've never met one (I've been a teacher for 14 years so met lots of different names) Also don't know of any in my son's preschool or any baby/toddler groups we've been to.

piraterach Thu 13-Apr-17 12:36:41

Thanks everyone. It's definitely the name we're going to go for if it's a girl just wanted to be prepared. smile

Justmadeperfectflapjacks Thu 13-Apr-17 12:37:34

We loved it but had a ds. .
So called our husky Aria instead!grin

Blueroses99 Thu 13-Apr-17 12:38:57

There's an Aarya in my family - she is 5 so nothing to do with GoT! Really pretty name.

SpikeGilesSandwich Thu 13-Apr-17 12:39:26

I've heard it's supposed to be popular but I've never met an Aria or heard mention of anyone called that in real life. I think it's pretty, go for it.

ohlittlepea Thu 13-Apr-17 12:39:42

Yes it is, but it's pretty so if you like it use it smile

chocolateavocado99 Thu 13-Apr-17 12:43:55

I have an Aarya in my class, and she is lovely. She is 8 and from India. I think it is a beautiful name.

Jooni Thu 13-Apr-17 12:57:23

I have come across one Aria in 18 months of baby groups and softplays. It's nowhere near the official ONS Top 20 (yet) - #100 in 2015, which is the latest year available.

TeenageCentaurMortificado Thu 13-Apr-17 13:00:03

Is official ONS top 20 - one night stand baby names?? grin

Is there a different list for people in LTRs??

lisaIambe Thu 13-Apr-17 16:04:18

I know loads of Arias and Aryas. All of them thought they were being original.

Stuckinstressville Thu 13-Apr-17 16:09:36

I know 4 under two years old!

Laquila Thu 13-Apr-17 16:11:08

I know of one in Surrey (6 months) and one in NY (5 yrs). Lovely name, bit I'd be surprised if it ever reached the popularity heights of Isla and the like. I could be wrong though!!

Sophronia Thu 13-Apr-17 16:30:16

I know a baby Aariah, pronounced the same as Aria.

Winniethepooer Thu 13-Apr-17 16:33:29

I know one gorgeous little girl called Ariah.

Its an ok name ...

milodancing Thu 13-Apr-17 17:21:00

I know one born last year. I think PLL has had a lot of influence. It was the biggest rising girl's name on the ONS list last year so is definitely on the upswing but there are unlikely to be lots in the same class etc.

Teabagtits Thu 13-Apr-17 17:24:17

I only know of one Aria and he's a grown man.

harderandharder2breathe Thu 13-Apr-17 18:36:02

I know of one toddler Arya but no Arias

Mind you I mostly know over 7s so not up to date with current baby names

Lemondrop09 Sat 15-Apr-17 10:07:01

I know one Lille Aria who is about 2 years old now.

Her poor mum is raging that everyone keeps asking her if it's after Game of Thrones, when it's a different spelling and a legitimate name in her culture!

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