1. Were you named after someone? I actually don't think I was. My mom is American, my dad is Iranian, and we were living in Italy at the time. My parents wanted to find a name that could be said in English, Italian, and Iranian. The end result? Ariana. Yup, that's my name.
2. Have you always been called a nickname? Actually, no. When I moved to America, people started calling me nicknames. I was really short, so I got called names such as "shrimpy," "inchy," and, of course, "grande."
3. Do you know anyone with the same name? Yes. Obviously, there is Ariana Grande, and although we don't know each other (obviously) she is a well-known figure that unfortunately I get associated with a lot.
However, I have a friend back in Italy that shared my name, only she spelled it with two 'n'. Her little sister's name was the same as my sister's.
4. Does your name have historical significance? I'm not sure...*quickly googles it*
Ok, so when I asked my parents what my name meant, they always say "persian princess" or "persia". It was actually used by the ancient Persians in reference to themselves. It literally meant "land of the Aryans" (I'm guesssing "Ariana" was spelled "Aryana".
5. Do you have any funny facts or stories about your name? Not really. Whenever people hear my name, if they're young enough, the associate me we Ariana Grande. When I used to live in Italy, people always spelled my name wrong--with two "n's". I thought that when I came to America, people would be able to spell it correctly. Well I was wrong. People still always ask me if it's spelled with to "n's." Oh. well.