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.
(female) Biance, Bianta, ..
(male) Biancace, Biance, ..
How popular is Bianca?
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 (#37640 out of 150436, Top 25%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the baby name history of Bianca for girls. Bianca entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #84 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #360 presently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)
Prominent alternative forms of Bianca (#360 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Blanca (#1646 last year), Candida, Blanche, Blanch, Bianka and Bionca. Usage of these relations of Bianca was widespread during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.35%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.05%, 85% less), with versions like Blanch going out of style.
Suggested similar names are Bina, Blanda, Brana, Branda, Branka, Briana▼, Brianda, Brianna▼, Ciana, Cianna, Diana▼, Dianda, Dianna▼, Franca, Giana▲, Gianna, Jiana, Jianna, Kiana▼, Kianna▼, Liana▲, Lianna, Qiana, Riana, Rianna▼, Siana, Sianna, Tiana, Tianna▼, Viana and Vianca. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bianca.