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Gender: Female Meaning of Gia: "God's gracious gift" Origin of Gia: Italian Gia's Popularity in 2017: #402

The name Gia is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "God's gracious gift". Gia is ranked #402 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Names That Mean Blessed and discussed in our forums with posts like "Boy and girl makeover with middles".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Gia

Gian-Carla "Gia" Coppola, American film director; granddaughter of Francis Ford Coppola
Gia Scala (born Josephine Grace Johanna Scoglio), British-American actress
Gia Pastorelli, American child actress
Gia Marie Allemand, American model/actress
Gia Marie Carangi, American supermodel
Gia Maione, American pop singer
Gia Michele Milinovich, American TV presenter
Gia Carides, Australian actress
Gia Gunn aka Gia Ichikawa, American drag queen and trans activist
Gia Scott-Heron, 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

Pop Culture References for the name Gia

Gia Moran, character from Power Rangers Megaforce
Gia Mahan, character from Full House
Gia Mannetti, character from TV show "90210"
Gia Goodman, character from the TV show Veronica Mars
Gia Matteo, character from Fifty Shades Freed


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.