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.