Alternatives to Gianna

Elegant and Italian, Gianna is one of many feminine forms of classic John. Here are some similar names!
  1. Alaina
    • Origin:

      Variation of Alana, variation of Alana
    • Meaning:

      " or :harmony"
    • Description:

      Alaina, part Alana and part Elena and maybe also a little bit Elaine, is one of the many feminine forms of Alan (or its French form Alain) that have grown in popularity over recent decades, surpassing the male original. Not quite fashionable but also not quite un, Alaina is a choice that may feel more distinctive than it really is.
  2. Anna
    • Origin:

      Variation of Hannah, Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "grace"
    • Description:

      Anna has become the dominant form of the Ann family, offering a touch of the international to English speakers and a bit more style than the oversimplified Ann or Anne.
  3. Aria
    • Origin:

      Italian and Hebrew
    • Meaning:

      "air; song or melody; lion"
    • Description:

      Aria is a multi-cultural name with two extremely popular versions: this more word-like one along with Arya, the spelling used for the feisty young heroine of Game of Thrones. There were about 6400 baby girls named Aria in the US last year alog with 2400 named Arya, which counted together places the name in the Top 10.
  4. Arianna
    • Origin:

      Italian form of Ariadne, Greek
    • Meaning:

      "most holy"
    • Description:

      A smooth, attractive choice, Arianna's on the rise with both single and double 'r's and 'n's. Single 'r' double 'n' Arianna — the second most popular version of the name — is these days associated with Greek-born blog queen Arianna Huffington.
  5. Biana
    • Origin:

      Literature
    • Meaning:

      "fair, white"
    • Description:

      A literary name used in the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger. Could also be a short form of Bibiana or a spin on stylish names like Tiana and Liana.
  6. Brianna
    • Origin:

      Feminine variation of Brian
    • Meaning:

      "strong, virtuous and honorable"
    • Description:

      Brianna's popularity in the US came later than father name Brian's, peaking in the 1990s, two decades after Brian's Top 10 reign of the 1970s.
  7. Carina
    • Origin:

      Italian
    • Meaning:

      "dear little one"
    • Description:

      Carina is a pretty feminissima name whose fall from popularity may be speeded by similarity to (hurricane name) Katrina.
  8. Cianna
    • Deanna
      • Origin:

        English variation of Diana
      • Meaning:

        "divine"
      • Description:

        Though still being used, Deanna peaked many decades ago.
    • Diana
      • Origin:

        Latin
      • Meaning:

        "divine"
      • Description:

        Diana, the tragic British princess, inspired many fashions, but strangely, not one for her name. For us, Diana is a gorgeous and still-underused choice.
    • Dianna
      • Elaina
        • Origin:

          Variation of Elaine or Elena,"bright, shining light"
        • Meaning:

          "bright, shining light"
        • Description:

          While both Elaine and Elena are on an upward trajectory, Elaina has shifted up and down the charts in recent years, making no big moves in either direction. Steadily used, this blend of the two could make it clearer which pronunciation is preferred.
      • Elena
        • Origin:

          Spanish, Italian, German, Greek variation of Helen
        • Meaning:

          "bright, shining light"
        • Description:

          Elena is at its most popular point ever in the US, thanks to its cross-cultural appeal and the overall popularity of El- names. It's more international than Ellen or Eleanor, but still accessible.
      • Elianna
        • Origin:

          Variation of Eliana, Hebrew
        • Meaning:

          "my God has answered"
        • Description:

          Elianna and the even more popular Eliana are multicultural favorites that have been rising through the US Top 1000 since the turn of the century.
      • Fia
        • Origin:

          Irish or Portuguese or Italian
        • Meaning:

          "wild or weaver"
        • Description:

          Fia may be most notable at this moment as the Anglicized version of the Irish Fiadh, one of the fastest-rising names in the Republic of Ireland. The meaning of Fia or Fiadh is sometimes given as "deer" but that's in the sense of a wild deer, as the name relates to the ancient word for wild.
      • Fianna
        • Origin:

          Irish
        • Meaning:

          "band of warriors"
        • Description:

          Fianna, a virtually unknown Irish name in the US, combines the best elements of Fiona and Brianna. In Irish and Scottish mythology, the Fianna were independent bands of warriors. It has ranked in Northern Ireland's Top 100 for girls several times over the past decade. The name also has potential political connotations: Fianna Fáil is a conservative Irish republican political party.
      • Georgia
        • Origin:

          English, feminine variation of George
        • Meaning:

          "farmer"
        • Description:

          Georgia is so rich, lush and luscious, it's almost irresistible. Georgia's now a rising star among the feminizations of George, helped by associations with the southern state (named for British King George II) and painter Georgia O'Keeffe, with the Ray Charles song "Georgia On My Mind" or maybe "Sweet Georgia Brown" playing in the background.
      • Gia
        • Origin:

          Italian
        • Meaning:

          "God's gracious gift"
        • Description:

          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."
      • Giada
        • Origin:

          Italian
        • Meaning:

          "jade"
        • Description:

          Giada is a fresh spin on Jade, which has been quietly and stylishly used in English-speaking countries for several years now. Popular cook Giada De Laurentiis made this a possibility, then semi-subtly self-referenced when she named her daughter Jade.
      • Gianessa