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What does Gioia mean?

Gioia Pronunciation of Gioia [gioia] 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.

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

(male) Giogo, Gioias, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gioia Hensley (G.H.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Joy (#436 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 0.04%, 67.7% less). (2015 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.

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