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What does Giana mean?
Keeping this in view, what is the meaning of the name Gianna?
Gianna is a female Italian given name, a diminutive form of Giovanna. In English it is translated as Joann or Joanna. These names both mean "God is gracious" or as some people say "the Lord is gracious". See also "John (given name)" for the origin.
One may also ask, is the name Gianna in the Bible? Gianna is a diminutive of Giovanna. Giovanna originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It is a feminine form of Giovanni, Italian form of John, ultimately derived from Hebrew Yochanan. It is related to other feminine given names derived from Yochanan, such as Jane, Joan, etc.
Herein, what is a Giana?
Giana is a small alteration of the Italian Gianna (whereby Americans have arbitrarily dropped one of the “n”s). Just as Giovanni, Gianna and Gia are Italian female forms of John, the English equivalents would be Joanne, Jeanne and Jane. Giana is a new spelling apparently created by Americans.
How popular is the name Gianna?
Gianna is currently the most popular distinctly Italian female name in America right now, enthusiastically embraced by even non-Italian-Americans. The name first appeared on the U.S. popularity charts very recently; it made its debut on the Top 1000 list in 1989.