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What does Gianna mean?

Gianna \gi(an)-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced jee-AHN-ah, JAHN-ah. It is of Italian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Gianna is "God is gracious". Feminine of Gianni and Jane, from John. The name is sometimes used in honor of Saint Gianna Molla who died in 1962 because she had a dangerous pregnancy and preferred to risk her life rather than abort her baby.


Gianna has 8 variants: Geonna, Gia, Giana, Gianella, Gianina, Giannina, Ginara and Gionna.

For more on this name, see also related girl names Jiana and Johnna.

Gianna has 21 more related forms via Jane: Giovanna, Ivana, Ivanka, Ivanna, Jaina, Jana, Jania, Janina, Janka, Janna, Janny, Jayna, Jeanne, Jinna, Joana, Joanna, Johanna, Johnna, Juana, Vania and Vanya.


Gianna is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3132 out of 4276, Top 73%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Gianna for girls. Gianna was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #63 in the U.S. in 2011, and is at #95 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gianna and associated names. Jane (#322 in 2014), Joanna (#327), Gia (#366), Johanna (#542), Ivanna (#664), Giana (#775), Giovanna (#874), John, Johnna, Juana, Janna, Ivana, Jana, Jeanne and Joana are the popular alternative forms of Gianna (#95 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000. Usage of this girl name was at its apex during the years 1960-1969 and is somewhat lower today, with versions like Giovanna, Johanna, John, Johnna and Juana falling out of style. The more fashionable birth names here are Ivanna (#664), Gia (#366), Gianna (#95), Joanna (#327) and Giana (#775), with Joanna undergoing a revival in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Gia, Giana, Gianna, Giovanna, Ivana, Ivanna, Jana, Jane, Janna, Jeanne in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joana, Joanna, Johanna, John, Johnna, Juana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Joanna, Johanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Gianna is alike in pronunciation to Genna, Gina, Ginia, Ginna, Ginni, Ginny, Ginya, Jeanna and Jianna. Other suggested similar baby names are Cianna, Dianna, Gaenna, Gaiana, Gana, Gayna, Geana, Gitanna, Guenna, Guinna, Gunna, Gwenna, Gwinna, Gwynna, Kianna, Lianna, Rianna, Sianna, Tianna and Vianna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gianna.