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What does Gioia mean?

Gioia [gio-ia] as a girls' name is of Italian origin, and the meaning of Gioia is "joy".

Associated with: joy.


Gioia has 2 variants: Gioya and Joya.

Affiliated girl name: Joy.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Giona, Gionia, ..

(male) Giogo, Gioias, ..

How popular is Gioia?

Gioia is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#12605 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is a comparison of the statistics of Gioia and associated names. Joy (#462 from current records) is the only prominent varying form of Gioia (outside Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. This form of Gioia was at the top of its popularity during the years 1970-1979 (adoption of 0.11%) and is now significantly less popular (adoption 0.03%, 71% less). (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joy in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Gioia and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Gioia is alike in pronunciation to Gia, Jioia, Jioya, Joi, Joia and Joie. Other recommended names are Aisia, Cilia, Eionia, Filia, Gaia, Galia, Genia, Giana, Gigi, Gila, Gilda, Gilia, Giliah, Gilian, Giliya, Gina, Gingia, Ginia, Ginna, Ginya, Gionna, Giorgia, Giovita (see Jovita), Gisa, Gita, Githa, Gitika, Gitta, Giula, Giulia, Giza, Glora, Gloria, Jinia, Kicia, Kiria, Licia, Lidia, Ligia, Lilia, Lisia, Livia, Moia, Nibia, Nicia, Nidia, Nikia, Silia, Siria, Toia, Vinia, Vitia, Vivia, Zinia and Zoia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Gioia.