Meaning and name origin
Gianna \gi(an)-na\ as a girl's 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 is a somewhat popular first name for females (#3132 out of 4276, Top 73%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Gianna for girls. Gianna reached its highest rank of #63 in the U.S. in 2011. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Gianna and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Gianna (#95), Jane (#322), Gia (#366), Giana (#775), Johnna and John. (2014 statistics).
Gianna▲ is also pronounced similarly to Genna, Gina▼, Ginia, Ginna, Ginni, Ginny, Ginya, Janna▼, Jeanna▼, Jianna, Jinna and Joanna▲. 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.