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Of Latin origin.

From the word “aurum”, meaning gold, in Latin.

It is also associated with Spanish word for gold “oro” and French “or”.

Thomas Morley, English composer of the Renaissance, wrote “The Triumphs of Oriana” in 1601, in honor of Queen Elizabeth I.

Other forms of the name are: Orianna, Oriane, Orianne.

Famous bearers are Oriana Fallaci and Oriana Panozzo.

Italian journalist and author Oriana Fallaci, became famous worldwide for her penetrating interviews with world leaders such as Indira Gandhi, Willy Brandt, Golda Meir, Ayatollah Khomeini, Deng Xiaoping and many more.