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What does Gianna mean?

Gianna Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: gracious, saint, life.

Variations

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

Related girl names: Jiana and Johnna.

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.

Creative forms:
(female) Gianga, ..

(male) Giano, Gianor, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gianna Willa (G.W.), ..

How popular is Gianna?

Gianna is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3132 out of 4276, Top 73%) and also a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#142819 out of 150436, Top 95%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gianna was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its highest rank of #63 in the U.S. in 2011, and is at #96 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Jane (#288 in 2015), Joanna (#306), Gia (#373), Johanna (#541), Ivanna (#614), Giovanna (#811), Giana (#880), Jana (#1011), Ivana (#1301), Jaina (#1836), Juana (#1915), Vania, Johnna, John, Jania, Janina, Gianni, Janna, Jayna, Jeanne and Joana are the popular alternative forms of Gianna (#96 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000. Usage of these forms of Gianna was widespread during the years 1940-1949 (adoption of 0.71%) and is somewhat less today (adoption 0.5%, 29%), with versions like Jane going out of style. Ivanna, Gia and Giovanna are three of the more fashionable girl names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gianna, Gia, Giana, Gianni, Giovanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivana, Ivanna, Jaina, Jana, Jane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jania, Janina, Janna, Jayna, Jeanne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joana, Joanna, Johanna, John, Johnna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juana, Vania in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gianna is alike in pronunciation to Geenia, Gena, Genia, Genna, Genni, Genny, Genya, Gina, Ginia, Ginna, Ginnee, Ginnie, Ginya, Jannae, Jannah, Jeana, Jeanna, Jenna, Jianna, Jina, Jinia, Jinni, Jinny, Jonna and Joyanna. Other suggested similar names are Aivanna, Alianna, Bianka, Brianna, Chianna, Ciana, Cianna, Deanna, Diahna, Dianda, Diann, Diannah, Dianne, Dyanna, Eanna, Evanna, Fionna, Flanna, Ganah, Geina, Gerianna, Gitanna, Glenna, Granya, Gwenn, Gwynn, Gwynne, Hanna, Ioanna, Keanna, Kiana, Kianna, Liana, Lianna, Linna, Luanna, Miyanna, Osanna, Riann, Roanna, Ryanna, Sanna, Seanna, Shanna, Shianna, Siana, Tianna, Tianne, Vianca and Yionna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Gianna.

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