The name Gianna is a girl's name of Italian origin meaning "the Lord is gracious". Gianna is ranked #91 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Cool Girl Names From Around the World and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 daughters whose names started with...".
From the experts:
Gianna -- a Latin feminization of John -- is rapidly gaining favor outside the confines of Italian culture.
This common Italian classic entered the U.S. list in 1989, breaking into the Top 100 in 2006, along with other such stalwarts. Basketball star Kobe Bryant has a daughter named Gianna.
Also on the U.S. list are Giovanna, Giana and short-form Gia, which was used by Matt Damon and Mario Lopez.