What does Bianca mean?
Bianca [bian-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.
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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)
Bianca entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #84 in the U.S. in 1990, and is at #379 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Bianca (#379 last year) listed in the Top 2000 are Blanca (#1783 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%, 86% less), with versions like Blanch going out of style.
Similar NamesSuggested 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.See names in meaning and etymology.