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What does Bianca mean?

Bianca \bi(an)-ca\ as a girls' name is pronounced bee-AHNK-ah. It is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Bianca is "white, pure". Variant of Blanche (French). The meek younger daughter in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew", a courtesan in "Othello", and the subject of a song in a spin-off musical "Kiss Me, Kate". Also made famous by former Rolling Stone wife Bianca Jagger, who was a Nicaraguan fashion model, peace worker, and diplomat. The name is appropriate for a fair-haired baby. The name Bianca can also be used as a short form of Biancaitian, a different name for the Japanese Buddhist Goddess Benzaiten, the known as the Goddess of knowledge, beauty, eloquence and art.


Variations

Bianca has 10 variants: Beonca, Beyonca, Biancha, Bianey, Bianka, Bionca, Blanca, Blancha, Blanche and Byanca.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Candida, Vianna and Bellanca.

Bianca has 5 more related forms via Blanche: Bellanca, Blanch, Blanka, Blinny and Branca.


Popularity

Bianca is a very popular first name for females (#710 out of 4276, Top 17%) and also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#38564 out of 88799, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Bianca for girls. Bianca entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #84 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #360 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bianca name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bianca outside U.S.

Prominent alternative forms of Bianca (#360 last year) listed in the Top 1000 are Candida, Blanche, Blanch and Blanca. Usage of these girl names was at its apex during 1920-1929 and is now significantly less, with the versions Candida, Blanche, Blanch and Blanca becoming less in vogue. Bianca (#360) is the most trendy name for newborns in this list. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Bianca and corresponding names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Bianca, Blanca, Blanch, Blanche, Candida in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Bianca outside U.S.


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Vianca. This name tends to be less commonly used than Bianca.

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