Italian, diminutive of Giovanna
"the Lord is gracious"

Gianna Origin and Meaning

The name Gianna is girl's name of Italian origin meaning "the Lord is gracious".
Gianna originated as a diminutive for Giovanna—a Latin feminization of John. The root name among these is the Hebrew name Yochanen, meaning "the Lord is gracious." Common nickname include Gia and Gigi, and the English form of Gianna is Joanna.

Gianna 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.
# 13 in the US

Gianna Rank in US Top 1000

Gianna Popularity

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Famous People Named Gianna

  • Saint Gianna Beretta MollaItalian pediatrician
  • Gianna Jun (Jihyun), South Korean actress
  • Gianna RolandiAmerican operatic soprano
  • Gianna NanniniItalian pop singer
  • Gianna MartelloAmerican choreographer on TV's "Dance Moms"
  • Gianna Michaels (born Terah Wicker)American adult actress
  • Gianna JessenAmerican activist
  • Gianna ManziniItalian novelist
  • Gianna Maria CanaleItalian actress
  • Gianna D'Angelo (born Jane Angelovich)American coloratura soprano
  • Gianna Emanuela Molladaughter of Saint Gianna Beretta Molla
  • Gianna Isabella PetroneAmerican singer; daughter of singer Brenda K. Starr and Chris Petrone
  • Gianna MariaOnore 'Gigi' Bryant (b. 2006 , 2020), daughter of basketball player Kobe Bryant
  • Gianna Schuermanndaughter 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

Gianna in Pop Culture

  • Barbara Giannacharacter on TV's "Dexter"