"God's gracious gift"

Gia Origin and Meaning

The name Gia is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "God's gracious gift".

Gia is a cute if slight name that calls to mind stylish sisters Mia, Lea, Pia, Tia, and Nia. One of the most familiar Italian baby names in the US, 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.

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.

# 267 in the US

Gia Rank in US Top 1000

# 401 on Nameberry

Gia Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Gia Popularity

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Famous People Named Gia

  • GianCarla "Gia" Coppola, American film director; granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola
  • Gia Scala (born Josephine Grace Johanna Scoglio)British,American actress
  • Gia PastorelliAmerican child actress
  • Gia Marie AllemandAmerican model/actress
  • Gia Marie CarangiAmerican supermodel
  • Gia MaioneAmerican pop singer
  • Gia Michele MilinovichAmerican TV presenter
  • Gia CaridesAustralian actress
  • Gia Gunn aka Gia IchikawaAmerican drag queen and trans activist
  • Gia ScottHeron, daughter of spoken word poet Gil Scott,Heron
  • Gina Cristine "Gia" Mantegna (b. 1990)American actress; daughter of actor Joe Mantegna
  • Gia Giudice (b. 2001)daughter of reality TV personalities Teresa and Joe Giudice
  • Gia Zavala Damon (b. 2008)daughter of actor Matt Damon
  • Gia Francesca Lopez (b. 2011)daughter of actor Mario Lopez
  • Gia Grace Woodhead (b. 2011)daughter of NFL player Danny Woodhead
  • Gia Byrne (b. 2013)daughter of singer Nicky Byrne
  • Gia Garcia (adopted 2013)daughter of singer Mayte Garcia
  • Gia Zane (b. 2014)daughter of actor Billy Zane
  • Gia James Reynolds (b. 2017)daughter of musicians Dan Reynolds and Aja Volkman
  • Gia Leblane Clark (b. 2018)daughter of American musician Gary Clark Jr. and Australian model Nicole Trunfio, sister to Zion Rain
  • Gia Genevieve (b. 1988) American Modelbest known for being on the cover of the March 2015 issue of Playboy

Gia in Pop Culture

  • Gia Morancharacter from Power Rangers Megaforce
  • Gia Mahancharacter from Full House
  • Gia Mannetticharacter from TV show "90210"
  • Gia Goodmancharacter from the TV show Veronica Mars
  • Gia Matteocharacter from Fifty Shades Freed
  • Gia Bennettcharacter in HBO's "Euphoria"