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Updated May 24, 2023

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Girl name origins & meanings

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Italian : The Lord is Gracious

What does Gianna mean and stand for?

The name Gianna is of Italian origin and means "the Lord is gracious". It is a diminutive for Giovanna, the Latin feminization of John. Its root name is the Hebrew name Yochanen, meaning “the Lord is gracious.”

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Gianna


According to Social Security Administration data, Gianna has been increasingly popular, climbing the ranks each year after entering the top 100 in 2006. It made quit the jump in 2020, landing in spot 12 after placing 79th in 2019.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Gianna was at its peak popularity in January 2020.

Gianna, whose English form is Joanna, is slowly increasing in popularity throughout America. The name gained notability outside the Italian community after Kobe Bryant chose the name for his daughter.

Where is it Popular?

Gianna was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Gianna

  • Gia
  • Gigi
  • Gina

Pairs well with these middle names


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