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Gender: Female Meaning of Bianca: "white" Origin of Bianca: Italian Bianca's Popularity in 2017: #375

The name Bianca is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "white". Bianca is ranked #375 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Space Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Bianca

Bianca Ambrosio, American actress; twin sister of Chiara Ambrosio
Bianca Balti, Italian supermodel
Bianca Brandolini d'Adda (b. 1987), French-Italian model, actress and socialite
Bianca Butler, American figure skater
Bianca Suzanne Collins, American actress
Bianca Comparato, Brazilian actress
Bianca Jasmine Lawson, American actress
Bianca Taylor Ryan, American singer-songwriter
Bianca Maria Kajlich, American actress
Bianca Knight, American Olympic sprinter
Bianca (Pérez-Mora Macias) Jagger, Nicaraguan actress and activist; ex-wife of musician Mick Jagger
Bianca Monica Malasmas Gonzalez, Filipina TV presenter
Bianca Shomburg, German pop singer
Bianca Del Rio, stage name of Roy Haylock, American drag queen of "RuPaul's Drag Race"
Bianca Johanna Evans, daughter of singer Chubby Checker
Bianca Brigitte Van Damme (b. 1990), daughter of actor Jean-Claude Van Damme and bodybuilder Gladys Portugues
Bianca Nobilo, daughter of golfer Frank Nobilo
Bianca Wakelin (b. 2005), daughter of actress Tia Carrere and photographer Simon Wakelin
Bianca Jooyung Kang (b. 2009), daughter of actors Tim Kang and Gina Marie May
Bianca Roxy Weyler (b. 2012), daughter of drummer Javier Weyler of Stereophonics
Bianca Toni (b. 2013), daughter of footballer Luca Toni and model Marta Cecchetto
Bianca Willow Nestor (b. 2013), daughter of tennis player Daniel Nestor
Bianca Ingrosso, daughter of Swedish singer Pernilla Wahlgren and dancer Emilio Ingrosso.
Willow Bianca Faye Palin, daughter of U.S. politician Sarah Palin
Bianca Moreno Henninger, Mexican-American soccer player

Pop Culture References for the name Bianca

Bianca, character in Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew"
Bianca Stratford, main character in film "10 Things I Hate About You," inspired by Shakespeare
Bianca, prostitute character in Shakespeare's "Othello"
Bianca, mouse in The Rescuers books and films
Bianca di Angelo, daughter of Hades in the Percy Jackson series
Bianca Montgomery, Erica Kane's daughter on American soap "All My Children"
Bianca, life-size doll in film "Lars and the Real Girl"
Bianca, rabbit in video game "Spyro the Dragon"
Bianca Butcher, character in British soap "EastEnders"
Bianca Scott, character on Australian soap "Home and Away"
Bianca DeSousa, character on TV's "Degrassi: The Next Generation"
Bianca Castafiore, character in Herge's The Adventures of Tintin, known as the "Milanese Nightingale"
"Bianca", Varric Tethras' crossbow in the Dragon Age video game series
Bianca Piper, character in book/film "The DUFF"
Bianca Temptress, character in webcomic "Guilty Pleasure"
Bianca Nieves, main character in the novel "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos" by Carrie Toth
Bianca, recurring character in the Pokémon series video games
Bianca, character in the book "Love and Other Perishable Items" by Laura Buzo
Bianca Masters, character in the webcomic "Riverside Extras" by Miri Chamberlain

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

Bianca's International Variations

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


Theodora Graham Says:


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:


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:


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

Dalmatians101 Says:


It doesn't sound right..

Ty Says:


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:


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:


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:


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:


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