Meaning and Origin of Gioia - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Gioia

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Italian : Joy

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Italian : from the personal name Gioia, derived from gioa ‘jewel’, ‘precious object’. This is normally a feminine name, but there are occasional records of its use as a masculine personal name in the Middle Ages.
  • Italian : habitational name from any of various places in southern Italy named with this word, including Gioia del Colle (Bari), Gioia Sannitica (Caserta), and Gioia Tauro (Calabria).