Things get even more complicated as in the languages of the Iberian peninsula, namely Spanish and Portuguese, there is the medievalOroana or Ouroana, from Oro or Ouro meaning Gold, whose origin is the Latin Aurum, and whose root, Aur, may be related to Ori.
Variants include Orianna, Oriane or Orianne. Sometimes Orian, Oreste or Dorian may be a male given name or a family name, as in the case of Orian, Orians, Oriani, Dorian or Doria.
Oriana was the nickname for Queen Elizabeth I. She was fondly known as 'our glorious Oriana' and the Oriana madrigals were written for her.
Notable people with the name include:
Oriana Fallaci (1929 – 2006), Italian journalist, author, political interviewer, and World War II partisan