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Gender: Female Pronunciation: JAHN-ah Meaning of Gianna: "the Lord is gracious" Origin of Gianna: Italian, diminutive of Giovanna Gianna's Popularity in 2017: #91

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 "Love, Like, Lose: Similar Names (Girls)".

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.

Find other names based on Gianna using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Gianna

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla, Italian pediatrician
Gianna Jun (Ji-hyun), South Korean actress
Gianna Rolandi, American operatic soprano
Gianna Nannini, Italian pop singer
Gianna Martello, American choreographer on TV's "Dance Moms"
Gianna Michaels (born Terah Wicker), American adult actress
Gianna Jessen, American activist
Gianna Manzini, Italian novelist
Gianna Maria Canale, Italian actress
Gianna D'Angelo (born Jane Angelovich), American coloratura soprano
Gianna Emanuela Molla, daughter of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
Gianna Isabella Petrone, American singer; daughter of singer Brenda K. Starr and Chris Petrone
Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant (b. 2006), daughter of basketball player Kobe Bryant
Gianna Schuermann, daughter of VJ Downtown Julie Brown and Martin Schuermann
Gianna Maria Crane (b. 2006), daughter of actors Matt Crane and Robin Christopher
Gianna Lagat (b. 2008), daughter of marathoner Bernard Lagat
Gianna Trenkmann (b. 2018), daughter of Mexican-American actress Karla Souza

Pop Culture References for the name Gianna

Barbara Gianna, character on TV's "Dexter"

Giannetta, Giannina, Giann


Thepandaprincess223 Says:


Technically speaking this name is pronounced Ja-Na. In ltaly that is how it is produced, and seeing it is an Italian name that is the way you are meant to say it. Personally I always thought that jee-ahn-na sounded nicer, but hey that's just me!

Daiseymae Says:


Me too.

cabosanmucus Says:


Glad to see nameberry providing the PROPER pronunciation. It grinds my gears when people say gee ah na. It's JAHnna, folks.

Daiseymae Says:


Yes, they do. I have seen it pronounced as Jahn-ah many times especially from people of Italian origin.

lollipop33 Says:


I love this name and my perfect nickname for it is Gigi. I had a dream that my mom was pregnant and gave birth to a girl Gianna. I love the name and so does my mom so we will use it as a future girl name.YAY!

_geanna Says:


Hey this is my name! although my family (this is kinda a family name, me being the second generation having it) spells it 'gEanna' but it's pronounced the same way (jee-AHN-ah). I think it's got something to do with the phonetic ways of the dialect of Spanish spoken in my home country (Cuba).

Amanda Says:


I'm loving the name.

Amanda Says:


Any time I've heard this name it's been pronounced Jee-AHN-ah and not JAHN-ah. Do people in the US pronounce it the second way?

Guest Says:


I did not expect this name to be in the top 100. 😶

Hopefully it's not so popular when I actually do have kids in the future.

SparkleNinja18 Says:


I knew a girl with this name who went by Gigi. She was in my kindergarten and fifth grade classes. My mom once mentioned that her name was "not easily forgotten" because at the time it wasn't as common.