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What does Bianca mean?

Bianca Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: white, pure (virgin), musical (opera), stone (rock), peace, goddess, knowledge (wisdom).


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

Related girl names: Candida, Vianna and Bellanca.

4 more related forms via Blanche: Bellanca, Blanch, Blanka and Branca.

Creative forms:
(female) Biance, Bianna, ..

(male) Biana, Biance, ..

Middle name pairings:
Bianca Aarya (B.A.), ..

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bianca name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Bianca, Bianka, Bionca, Blanca, Blanch in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Blanche, Candida in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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