Meaning and Name Origin
For more on this name, see also the related girl name Joy.
Gioia is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#12619 out of 88799, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Gioia and associated names. Joy (#462 the previous year) is the only prominent varying form of Gioia (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. This girl name was at the top of its popularity during 1970-1979 and is now significantly less popular. Joy (#462) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)