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Gender: Female Meaning of Bianca: "white" Origin of Bianca: Italian Bianca's Popularity in 2018: #403

Bianca Origin and Meaning

The name Bianca is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "white".

Bianca, the livelier Italian and Shakespearean version of Blanche, has been chosen by many American parents since the 1990s, just as Blanca is a favorite in the Spanish-speaking community. It's meaning of white relates to snow, making it one of the prime names for winter babies.

Miss Bianca was an elegant mouse (voiced by Eva Gabor) in Disney's 1977 The Rescuers, and Bianca features as a character in two Shakespeare plays, Othello and The Taming of the Shrew, not to mention its musical offshoot, Kiss Me Kate.

Bianca was brought to prominence here by the first Mrs. Mick Jagger. Her name entered the U.S. popularity ranks in 1973, reaching a high of Number 84 in 1990. Bianca was chosen for her daughter by actress Tia Carrere.

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Popularity

Rank in US: #403

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Famous People Named Bianca

Pop Culture References for the name Bianca

Beyonka, Beanka, Bianka, Beyonca, Beonca, Blancha, Biancha

Bianca's International Variations

Blanca (Spanish) Blanka (Czech) Blanche (French)

Comments

Theodora Graham Says:

2017-08-12T05:33:00

One of my very favorite names. It is feminine and elegant yet has enough substance to survive in the modern world of baby naming. I love it.

stella2007 Says:

2017-05-29T05:51:13

I never paid attention to this name in the past, I didn't think it was that special. Now I simply adore the name. It's strong yet feminine.

paulapuddephatt Says:

2016-11-27T22:30:18

I don't see the appeal myself. All I can think of is the character in EastEnders, which doesn't help.

Dalmatians101 Says:

2016-10-28T23:08:36

It doesn't sound right..

Ty Says:

2016-01-26T03:08:56

I personally have always had a thing for this name, but everyone around me seems to hate it, especially guys. I have no clue as to why that is, but I still think the name is great.

headintheclouds Says:

2015-04-06T07:55:30

This was my favorite name for a girl when I was a fledgling name nerd! I still have soft spot for it, but I think it's just all right now. I second the commenter who thinks this would make a great cat name, it'd be perfect for a sleek white fluffy cat!

cyoung325 Says:

2015-02-17T20:13:40

Ha oddly enough we had a cat named Bianca when I was a kid. Now I love the name and find it dainty (our cat was a dainty little thing) but feel I can't use it because of her. I never thought of it as a cat name though and thought she had a very human name (we got her when she was older and never changed her name).

Guest Says:

2014-11-18T16:52:24

I used to really hate this name. I thought it was so hard and brute-sounding but now I think it's gorgeous and I can't love it more!

claraminta Says:

2014-05-09T03:49:26

I don't know why, I just really love this name for a cat.