What does the baby name Gia mean? Learn about what Gia means, its history & origin, popularity in our random name database, pronunciation, similar names, nicknames & spelling variations.

Gia - Name Meaning, Origin & Popularity

Spelling of Gia
G-I-A, is a 3-letter male given name.
Pronunciation of Gia
JEE uh
GEE ah
Meaning of Gia
God is gracious, family.
Origin of Gia
The name 'Gia' has its origins in Italy. It is a diminutive form of the Italian name 'Gianna' or 'Giovanna', which are feminine forms of the name 'Giovanni' meaning 'God is gracious'.
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Popularity of Gia
The name 'Gia' has gained popularity in recent years, particularly in the United States. It first entered the top 1,000 names for girls in 2000 and has since steadily risen in popularity. In 2020, 'Gia' ranked as the 261st most popular name for baby girls in the United States.
Gia currently has 2 likes, and is in the top 10% of liked boy's names. The name Abayomi is slightly more popular than Gia.

Etymology of Gia

The name 'Gia' is derived from the Italian name 'Gianna' or 'Giovanna', which in turn comes from the Latin name 'Johannes' or 'Joannes'. 'Johannes' is the Latin form of the Greek name 'Ioannes', which is derived from the Hebrew name 'Yochanan', meaning 'God is gracious'.

Cultural Significance of Gia

In Italian culture, the name 'Gia' is often associated with femininity, grace, and gratitude. It carries connotations of divine favor and blessings, reflecting the meaning of its root name 'Giovanni' or 'Gianna'. The name is seen as a way to express gratitude for the gift of life and the blessings bestowed upon an individual.