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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.


Variations

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

For more information, see also related girl names Candida, Vianna and Bellanca.


Popularity

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

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Bianca for girls. Bianca reached its highest rank of #84 in the U.S. in 1990. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Bianca and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bianca (#360), Candida, Blanca and Blanche. (2014 statistics).

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

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


Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Branca and Vianca. These names tend to be less commonly used than Bianca.

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