Gender: Female Meaning of Gia: "God's gracious gift" Origin of Gia: Italian Gia's Popularity in 2019: #412

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.

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Rank in US: #412

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tiziasempronia131 Says:


Never heard of this name in my life! It's similar to "già" meaning "already, yeah, yes, yet, enough, previously, right, early, since" according to the context or its position in a sentence.

Tashalino Says:


Our 1st discovered the name Gia on an italian film about an Italian model in the early 2000s Anyway i an half Italian, myself &my husband now ,boyfriend then said if we had kids ( girl we would call her Gia , well she is 12 now & we love her name , so does she & she has been the only Gia ever especially in her school !In our Area in England, EveryOne loves her name, we are so pleased we chose it , she is beautiful & a beautiful name to go with it , Gigi she gets called as well,never looked back& when we-call her name out loud people look on 👌🏼I love her name

scblovesnames Says:


aww, I hope she continues to be healthy and give you great joy.

Pat Says:


I dont have a child by the name of GIA however l have a Great Dane/Boxer by the name of GIA and she is so beautiful and gorgeous ...l tell her daily GIA God is gracious and she comes up on my lab and says..yes MOM l know l love you and yes l know l have a very special name...God is gracious...GIA is now 2 years young so very special for me l love her very much ...

bordercollie Says:


Gia is such a gorgeous name. I prefer it as a full first name, though Gianna, nn Gia would be pretty cute.

perdireinz Says:


I think the "J" makes it look a bit cheap

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EW314 Says:


Bright, pretty and lively. Gigi would be a cute nickname.

RoddyThlayli Says:


My friend has a ball python named Gia, so I find it kind of hard to picture on a human.

jahanbismi Says:


I prefer Jia with a J.

loverofnames86 Says:


I think this is a great alternative to Mia (which I love) if you are looking for something less common. It's short and sweet.