Meaning of Arianna

Meaning of Arianna
Name
it Arianna
Gender
Female
Meaning
Drift from the greek Ariadne, composed from the prefix intensifying ari and haghne “sacred, chaste”: it means therefore “very chaste, purest, sacred one”. Latinised in Ariadne and Ariadna, became Arianna probably to smooth the pronunciation. A famous Arianna is the beautiful daughter of Minosse, king of Crete, which Teseo saved from the Minotauro, thanks to the famous thread, guiding him to exit from the maze.
Popularity
In Italy about 13189 people are called Arianna
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Variants
en Ariadne
de Ariadne
fr Ariane
es Ariadna
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