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Gender: F Meaning of Gia: "God's gracious gift" Origin of Gia: Italian Gia's Popularity in 2015: #373

Gia is a cute if slight name that calls to mind stylish sisters Mia, Lea, Pia, Tia, and Nia. Gia is a short form of Gianna, which in turn is a diminutive of Giovanna, the feminine form of Giovanni, the Italian equivalent of John—all of them meaning "God's gracious gift."

Gia first made a strong impression via Gia Carangi, the ill-fated supermodel whose biopic provided Angelina Jolie's breakout role in 1998. It entered the Top 1000 in 2000, and rose as high as Number 299 in 2011 before slumping down to its current 373.

Gia was chosen by Matt Damon and by Mario Lopez for their daughters and also gained recent fame as the name of the oldest daughter of Real New Jersey Housewife Teresa Giudice.

Famous People Named Gia

Gian-Carla "Gia" Coppola (1987-), director of short fashion films (a granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola and niece to Sofia)
Gia Pastorelli - American child actress
Gia Zavala Damon, daughter of actor Matt Damon
Gia Marie Allemand, American model/actress
Gia Marie Carangi, American top fashion model during the late 1970s and early 1980s considered to be the first supermodel.
Gia Giudice, daughter of Teresa and Joe Giudice
Gia Byrne, daughter of Westlife singer Nicky Byrne

Pop Culture References for the name Gia

Gia Moran, Character of TV show Power Rangers Megaforce
Gia Mahan, a Character on the TV show Full House
Gia Mannetti, character from TV show "90210"
Gia Goodman, character from the TV show Veronica Mars