The name Ariana means Very Holy and is of Italian origin. Ariana is a name that's been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for girls.
A common variation of the name is Arianna with two Ns. Ariana is derived from the name Ariadne. Common nicknames include Ari, Anna, Na Na, R, and Ree.
The name Ariana is also connected to a region of eastern countries of the Persian empire. An alternate spelling, Aryana, is the name of a coastal city in northern Tunisia. There are several operas with the word Arianna in them, including those by Handel, Goehr, and Marcello.
The most famous famous Ariana is singer/pop star Ariana Grande. An important publisher, Arianna Huffington, is co-founder of the Huffington Post.
Fictional Arianas include Ariana Dumbledore from the Harry Potter series by JK Rowling . There are also two Ariannas on the soap opera Days of Our Lives: Arianna Horton and Arianna Hernandez.