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Gender: F Pronunciation: JAHN-ah Meaning of Gianna: "the Lord is gracious" Origin of Gianna: Italian, diminutive of Giovanna Gianna's Popularity in 2014: #95

Gianna -- a Latin feminization of John -- is rapidly gaining favor outside the confines of Italian culture; Gianna is now among the Top 100 in the U.S., at Number 95.

This common Italian classic entered the U.S. list in 1989, breaking into the Top 100 in 2006, along with other such stalwarts. Basketball star Kobe Bryant has a daughter named Gianna.

Also on the U.S. list are Giovanna, Giana and short-form Gia, which was used by Matt Damon and Mario Lopez.

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Famous People Named Gianna

Gianna Martello, choreographer for the Abby Lee Dance Company/Dance Moms
Gianna Beretta Molla, Italian pediatrician and Catholic saint
Gianna Jun, South-Korean actress
Gianna Jessen, pro-life activist
Gianna Rolandi, opera singer
Gianna Nannini, Italian singer

Pop Culture References for the Name Gianna

Barbara Gianna, character in Dexter
Gianna, character on Farscape

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