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Gianna is a baby name that has become immensely popular in the last decade. This beautiful baby name has a long history of popularity in Europe but only came to popularity in the United States in 1989.

Meaning of the name Gianna:

Italian: God is gracious

Origin of the name Gianna:

Gianna is the Italian variant of the Greek name Ioanna. Gianna has become a popular name in Greece as well. Gianna was originally the diminutive of the Italian name Giovanna before gaining popularity as a standalone name.

Symbolism of the name Gianna:

The name Gianna is sometimes associated with roses. Roses can have many symbolic meanings but most of all they symbolize love, friendship, and powerful connections between people.

Style of the name Gianna:

modern

Gender of the name Gianna:

Gianna is a girl's name. The masculine form of Gianna is Gian.

Pronunciation of the name Gianna:

JAN-na (Italian), YA-na (Greek)

Number of syllables in the name Gianna:

two

Emotion evoked from the name Gianna:

Gianna evokes emotions of passion and charisma.

Alternative spellings for the name Gianna:

Ianna, Jianna, Yianna, Jeanna

Nicknames for the name Gianna:

Popularity of the name Gianna:

According to the Social Security Administration, Gianna first became popular in the United States in the late 1980’s. It has been in the top 100 baby girl names since 2006 and peaked at #12 in 2020.

Related names for the name Gianna:

Great middle names for the name Gianna and their meanings:

  • Rose (the flower)
  • Anise (the herb aniseed)
  • Seren (star)
  • Sibyl (prophetess)
  • Salome (peace)
  • Esther (star)
  • Adelaide (noble)
  • Maris (of the sea)
  • Zoe (life)
  • Hart (deer)

Famous people with the name Gianna:

  • Gianna Maria Canale (Italian actress)
  • Gianna Hablützel-Bürki (Swiss fencer)
  • Gianna Manzini (Italian writer)
  • Gianna Nannini (Italian singer-songwriter)

Giannas in popular culture:

  • Giana (video games, The Great Giana Sisters series)
  • Gianna Maria Smart (television, “The Sopranos”)
  • Gianna (video games, “Skyrim”)