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Meaning and name origin
Bianca \bi(an)-ca\ as a girl's 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.
Bianca is a very popular first name for females (#710 out of 4276) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#38564 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bianca for girls (2015 statistics).
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