Bird
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So the always adorable Amy Adams has a new baby girl named Aviana! Aviana. Well, it's very pretty, but I've got to admit I've never met anyone with that name. In fact, it's been a bit of a challenge to find out its origin.

Aviana does not show up in the Social Security Administration's baby-name website. BabyNamesWorld has only 3 respondents with this name – two are male, one is female. Spelled with two Ns (Avianna), it's more often a girl's name, and the general concensus seems to be that it's a combination of "Ava" and "Ana," two very pretty, classic names. It also means "Bearer of Good News," though in what language, I can't quite determine.

However, go back to a Latin root – Avis – and Avianna becomes "bird," which is lovely, and soooo much nicer than "Sparrow Madden."

Aviana is also the name of a plus-sized bra company, a resort in Florida, and coolest/geekiest of all, a demigoddess in the World of Warcraft online game. Hmm, is Amy Adams a gamer like Felicia Day?

Though it's not ranked on CafeMom, there are 36 CafeMoms with daughters named Aviana.

What do you think of the name Aviana? Do you know anyone with this name?