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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Gia
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Gia in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Gia:
Records indicate that 7,238 girls in the United States have been named Gia since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2011, when 1,053 people in the U.S. were given the name Gia. Those people are now 6 years old.
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Comments about the name Gia
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50 Positive Comments
"I named daughter Gia, her middle name is Michael (herlast nameis Italian) Gia was named after both of her grandfathers who passed before she was born. I am of Italian descent and Gia is the female version of John (my dad). Gia Michael is a beautiful and strong name for a beautiful and strong girl. She just turned 5 in March, and I hear nothing but compliments regarding her name. She goes by Gia,G,Gi-Gi. And GIA MICHAEL (When she misbehaves)" Apr. 25, 2017:
"Hi my name is Gia and it's just that. It's not shorten or anything it's just Gia. I was adopted and my Chinese name was gong jia fan and my parents wanted to keep it. They went to Chinese places and asked them how to say my name and some of them said gee-ah or jia. My parents liked the name Gia so they changed the J in the name to G because it made more sense for them and for other people. When I was younger I wished that my parents named me a more common name but as I gotten older I started loving my name. Gia is unique and beautiful. So far I haven't met another Gia yet." Feb. 15, 2017:
"My name is Gia but it's not short for anything. Surprisingly I've only met one other "Gia" in real life, but it's scary that so many people seem to have it here. I want my name to stay unique :)" Sep. 8, 2015:
"We named our daughter Gia and thought it was going to be an uncommon name. Although I still lve the name, I'm a bit disappointed so many people are starting to use it.
Id hate to see it become as common and boring as the name Olivia." Jan. 6, 2013:
"I am 8 months pregnant. If the baby turns out to be a girl, we will name her Giavana (pronounced gee-ah-von-ah, or gee-ah for short). I have been going round and round with all of the different ways to spell and pronounce the name....come to find out there are a ton of people out there who are offended when someone is named giovanna and pronounces it "gee-o or gee-uh-von-a" apparently the "correct" way to pronounce the italian name, giovanna is "jo-von-ah". In order to keep people from giving my daughter a hard time about her name her whole life and the pronounciation of it, we chose to spell it Giavana. I also found out that there are a ton of opinionated people out there who think you shouldn't change the spelling of a traditional name to make it their own. They say the "name doesn't exist" or "it's spelled wrong"....to all of those people I say it's a name, not a word! If I want to go with a version of the name that has been tweaked a little, so be it..... I don't think it should matter." Apr. 20, 2012:
"My daughters name is Gia as well, Gia Jolie James. I HATE HATE HATE THE "CHIA PET" JOKES! I am in total agreement that they need to retire! People think its funny, until they see that I am giving them a dirty look. The name Gia is too beautiful to make fun of, especially a goofy pet that grows grass as hair/fur..." Aug. 13, 2011:
"Yeah my real name is Giavanna also. People call me Gia. They think i was nameed after the model Gia but my parents just liked the name Giavanna more than Giovanna. There's no actual meaning for Giavanna. All i know is that Gia means God's grace." Jun. 26, 2011:
"Looking for a longer version of Gia??? My name is Giavanna....doesn't really exist since the correct way to spell it is Giovanna, but my parents wanted to call me Gia so they changed it to Giavanna.....I have ALWAYS loved my name and not many people can say that." May. 17, 2011:
"I am the only person in my school named Gia... Soo when people say my name they already know it is me. But my real name is Giavanna." Nov. 14, 2010:
"My name is Gia, Gia Marie Klebba. People do pronounce and spell my name wrong a lot. A lot of people call me Gina or because of the Chia pet people sing that song around me. I'm seventeen years old and I have not met any other Gia's in real life. I have met a Mia and Tia.My mom said that she didn't get my name from knowing about the model, Gia Marie Caranji, but that my mom knew a woman named Gia. I'm Italian, German, Irish, Polish, Jewish and American...haha I'm a mix of a lot of things, quite unqiue :] and my name Gia as well as you fellow Gia's, that just seems to fit us [:" Sep. 25, 2010:
"my name is Jiah i don't know ANYBODY with that name except the actor Jiah Khan who decided to rename herself Jiah after seeeing the movie Gia (thats how my mom got my name though weird huh?)But I had the name before her.But we both got the namesat the same time becase I was born that year (1998) March.So power to the Gia Jia Jiah's whoohoo!" Sep. 15, 2010:
"I am pregnant with my third baby and my partner is Italian, and if the baby is a girl we shall be calling her Gia Charlotte Maria. (Charlotte is my name, Maria is his Nonnas name) I love the name !" Sep. 13, 2010:
"My girlfriend's name is georgia and i call her gia for short." Jul. 15, 2010:
"Hi, my name is Gia too, I am a teenager, and I am starting to appreciate it more and more! While I have never actually met someone with the same name I have heard of several people having it!" May. 26, 2010:
"I LOVE THIS NAME IM PREGNANT NOW AND PLAIN TO USE THIS NAME" Jan. 4, 2010:
"My name is Gia Mari (pronounced "Marie")! This is crazy that there are so many other Gia's out there!" Nov. 7, 2009:
"I did realize that this name was so rare. I too am named Gia Alisha. I hated the name growing up but now I find it so beautiful and unique. I find that other people named gia are also unique and posess a presence and beauty about them. I also got the Chia Pet jokes and Gina jokes. They do get old. But I love the name so much and I am glad to have it." Jun. 25, 2009:
"MY NIECE IS NAMED GIA KATE JOSHLYN. 2 MIDDLE NAMES. SHE IS ONLY 3MOS BUT SHE ALREADY GOT THE "CHIA PET" JOKE TOO. MY AUNT NICKNAMED HER GIA PET. WE NEVER HEARD OF THE NAME..WE THOUGHT WE MADE IT UP. WE GOT IT FROM GEOR(GIA) WHICH IS OUR MOMS NAME. WE GET COMMENTS ON HER NAME ALL THE TIME." Jun. 24, 2009:
"my name is Gia Marie (which seems to be the middle name for all Gia's) and i always thought it was a strange name and wanted to be named Brittany or Brianna when i was little but now i wouldn't trade my name for the world! it sounds weird to say outloud though since i never have to call someone else Gia but its short sweet and means something beautiful! and the "chia pet" nickname needs to be retired because its so annoying! and getting called Gina is too. Gia is a much prettier name!" Jun. 15, 2009:
"Matt Damon's daughter is named Gia Zavala Damon....beautiful." Jun. 1, 2009:
"My name is Gia, and i've never met another Gia, though I know their out there (: I got the whole "chia pet" jokes aswell, but eventually I just adapted the nickname "Gia pet", I got used to it. I think its a beautiful and unique name!" May. 29, 2009:
"My full name is actually "Gianni" =] I just realized it's a boys name, but hey, I go by Gia now, and yep...I get the whole "Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!" thing.... *eye roll* Silly high-school....
I also get called "Gia-pet" and because the high-school I go to is hip-hop/rap oriented, I get the "g-g-g-gia" thing (G-unit has some odd thing they do..I'll never understand it)" Mar. 10, 2009:
"this is sooo sick
my name is also Gia. middle name marie!
ive never herd of anyone wiht my name before!" Mar. 6, 2009:
"OMG I had no idea there was anyone with the same name as me. I too am a Gia Marie, named in 1985 by my parents. I too went through the whole Chia pet jokes all my life...which is so kindergarten and lame. My mom never told me how she got the name...I knew about the model but didnt know she was a Gia Marie too...I just decided to google my name and of course landed here. I once met a lady at a Hotel job and she had the same name....THIS IS SOOOOO INTERESTING...COOL BEANS TO FELLOW GIAS'" Feb. 12, 2009:
"My name is Gia. Just Gia no middle name. I was named after Louie Prima's 5th wife. My Grandfather picked it. It was a tough name to have when I was little because no one had heard of it. But, now I would'nt trade it for the world. As for people saying it wrong it's amazing how many people can screw up such a short name. Oh, and if one more person calls me Gina I am going to scream.
It's good to be different." Jan. 13, 2009:
"My Name is Gia, middle name Marie. People always ask if i was named after the model Gia Marie Caranji, and to make things interesting i just say yes..even though i wasnt. I absolutely love my name and many others seem to love it as well. I am pregnant with a girl and pan on naming her Gianni so i can call her my Gia Mia (little Gia). I am half Italian and am almost certain that it means something about beauty. I have the coolest name in my family and it makes me rad. Keep on rockin Gia's!" Dec. 17, 2008:
"I love having the name Gia even though I often thought when I was younger that it was too different and too difficult to pronounce. I have met three or four other Gias in my life but I love the fact that it's becoming more popular and that more babies have that name. I was born in 1961 and my father used to sing an Italian aria called "Gianina Mia" which means "My little Gianna" but my mother loved just "Gia." I'm glad she did!" Sep. 15, 2008:
"My daughter was born in April 2004. Conceived in Mexico, but born in the U.S.! Yay citizenship!
Anyways, she is Gia Carmi G. and won a baby beauty pageant in Maryland at the tender age of 9 months. I'm gonna make sure she gets and education to match." Sep. 5, 2008:
"I named my baby Gia Mykena. I absolutely love this name--it's strong yet very feminine at the same time. I just could not name her a name that didn't feel strong and powerful!
Isela" Aug. 30, 2008:
"I name is Gia also. I am Italian-Sicilian American. My parents named me Gia after a character in the movie "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell" with Sophia Loren. I too also have heard the Chia pet jokes and get called "Ghia", like the car. I actually went to high school with another Gia. I love my name and would never change it." Aug. 28, 2008:
"My name is Gia (Gia Christine) and I love it! I was also named after Gia Scala, a very beautiful Italian actress who was in Cary Grant movies and the Guns of Navarone. My family is Italian, Irish and American Indian. I was told that my Italian great aunt said Gia means "most precious thing" and "precious child of God" in Italian. I was also told that Gia means "God" in Gaelic when my grandmother went to Ireland, where she asked someone who spoke Gaelic. And there is an Indian Goddess or Earth Mother "Gaia" that it is also considered a derivative of (I heard that also from the only other Gia I ever met in person when I was 32--so that is your odds of meeting someone with your name when your name is Gia!). I love my name, but don't like it to be shortened, which I think is ridiculous. I too got the GI Joe and Chia Pet jokes "G... G... Giapet" my ex used to say--one reason he is my ex. And I don't understand how anyone could possibly think it would be pronounced with a hard G as in the Ford Carmen Ghia because that sounds so ugly. I also endured it being mispronounced every way possible and people wanting to call me Gina, Jill, etc. and being rude when I refused to let them. People definitely remember you and it is by your first name only like you're a star like Madonna or Cher. Now due to the movie Gia, people not only know how to pronounce it, but everyone always asks me if I was named after Gia Carangi, although she was just a kid when I was born in 64 (I must look young!). I think girls named Gia develop powerful and unique personalities to go along with such a unique name. Anyway, I love my name and it is beautiful, memorable and ultra-feminine yet strong and I would never change it. I think it makes me "me"." Jul. 20, 2008:
""well like almost everyone in here...
my name is gia and im really happy having that name cause its unique and so far i havent met anyone that has that name..my whole name is Eulogia but they call me gia for short seems like the only people who can pronounce my first name/Eulogia is my family and even though having gia as a name is an honor cause it fits me perfectly im unique i love being different and im unexpected and gia sounds really magnificent for an emo/scene kid so i love my name and i know its really random for a sin to be in this site isnt it? well hi n_n" May. 3, 2008:
"My daughter's name is Gia so I obviously love that name, but when people hear it I always get compliments and I love the fact that when she goes to school there won't be five other Gia's in her clas. She is original and unlike anyone else, I don't want her to blend in with the crowd by having an ordinary name!!" Apr. 30, 2008:
"I, like a few others, didn't like my name when I was child. Then, it seemed only my family members could pronounce it correctly. It was the name of my mother's favorite actress, Gia Scala (Stage Name). I do like my name. Most times, I ignore the jokes; even though they are disrespectful." Mar. 25, 2008:
"My name is Gia and at first I didn't like it but now that I am older I love the simplicity of the name and how unique it is. Of course there are the annoying nicknames like Chia, and my teachers always used to call me Gina but I love my name with no questions asked." Mar. 18, 2008:
"I like the name Gia but a I am wishing I could find something a little longer (other than Gianna) to name her (I am currently pregnant with a girl)." Sep. 10, 2007:
"My name is Gia Marie -- named by my parents in 1963! My grandmother's name is Lucia and Gia is sort of a diminutive of her name -- I had some problems in school with the name but realize how original it is now -- I am married to an Italian and live part-time in Italy but it is not known here as a name -- Gianna is the the closest you can get -- since the tragic case of Gia Marie Carangi, a lot of people ask me about her -- my life isn't tragic though I do work in the media! In any case, I absolutely love my name and plan naming a future baby an unusual name as well." Sep. 8, 2007:
"my name is gia and people call me gia marie and since its a very italian name the call me gia the italian princess. and people call me gigi but i kinda hate tht name. but in general i love my name<3" Sep. 2, 2007:
"W3LL MY NAME ISNT GIA BUT MA SISTERS DAUGHTER IS THE NAME IS VERY RARE BUT YET SO BEAUTIFUL THE NAME GIA MEANS BEAUTY THAT CAN NOT DIE OR NEVER BE KILLED AND THATS WUT I THINK OF MY SISTERS BABY GIA THE RARE THING IS THAT MY FAMILY IS MEXICAN AND ITALIAN AND GIA IS A VERY UNIQUE NAME AND ALL THOSE BEAUTIFUL WOMEN NAMED GIA ARE VERY LUCKY I GIVE IT A 100% ALRATOS XxLILGIGGLESxX" Jul. 7, 2007:
"My daughter is 6 weeks old and I LOVE her name Gia Lorraine. Her daddy picked it out last minute- after she was born. I use GiGi as a nickname as well as g.lo, gigi-lo, g-gereno....it's a beautiful and uncommon name." May. 23, 2007:
"For the past 34years now ,my name is and has always been ,Gia, and not Ghia [as in the car Ford Granada ] please people !!! I am also called G and Gigi ...I love my name and its an honor to meet all he Gia's out there!" Mar. 27, 2007:
"I love my name and I feel like if someone took the name Gia away from me, I wouldnt be me anymore. I still havn't met anyone with the name Gia so it's cool to have a unique name. I hate the Chia pet joke... I don't really get it anymore but I did when I was little. All my friends call me G for short (like Gia isnt short enough...haha)." Feb. 24, 2007:
"i love my name. yes, there were the Chia pet jokes and the references to the supermodel Gia Carangi after that movie came out, but nonetheless, i love my beautiful name.
and as for the meaning, in most of my research, they say its a variant of "Jane", so it means "GOD is gracious"." Dec. 29, 2006:
"It's my name and I have always loved it. It's good to see that others heard the same lame Chia pet jokes. They also call me gigi." Dec. 19, 2006:
"I am having my first child in October. We already know it's a girl and have decided to name her Gia Marie. My husband chose the name, at first I wasn't too crazy about it, but the more I said it the more I learned to love it. Even though Gia is such a short name already, i figured for a nickname I could call her Gigi." Jul. 15, 2006:
"I absolutely love my daughters name. It's beautiful and different enough that when her name is called there isn't three other kids looking up to." Jul. 9, 2006:
"I have learned to LOVE my name! As a child I got the whole Chia pet thing but it is truly happy with it." Apr. 26, 2006:
"haha. i can sympathize with the comment beneath me. it seems like gia can possess many nicknames; even though it's already short!! i get called so many things ranging from giabia to gi joe! i like my name because it is unusual and uncommon so i usually get excited when i meet someone new with the name." Aug. 3, 2005:
"People often pronounce my name with the traditional G sound. But I guess the movie "Gia" has popularized the name. Also I always get "Ch-Ch-Ch- Chia" for the Chia Pet commercials (lame). People seem to like the name" Jul. 7, 2005:
"I like this for a nickname. I've been thinking if I had a daughter, I would name her Georgia, and we would call her Gia for short!" Jun. 15, 2005:
30 Neutral Comments
"My name is gia and I love my name because its so unique and I hate that its becoming more popular because it is unique but I guess if it's spreading around the world like my mom always said "the more the merrier."" Dec. 20, 2017:
"My name is Gia Nikkole Collazo , i was name after the movie Gia and i love this name so much lol , im the only want in my school with that name and i have also dealed with the Chia Pets jokes my whole life but other then that i love my name" Nov. 17, 2014:
"I have been searching for my grandmother name and wanted something which sounded younger. I was all against the G names until I came up with Gia." Aug. 30, 2011:
"My daughter is named Giavanna. The meaning of the name whether spelled Giavanna or Giovanna is God is gracious. It's a beautiful name!" Jul. 13, 2011:
"My name is Gia Marie and I hated it growing up. I'm 35 now, and love my name. I always got the Chia pet joke growing up and and am still called Gina all the time. Gia is much prettier. Short and sweet. I enjoy hearing that people are now naming their little girls Gia but hope it doesn't become to popular. It's fun having a unique name." Jun. 18, 2011:
"My sons name is Jiah, its pronounced Ji as rhyming with eye, -ah. Jiah. He's brother named him right after he was born, he was at home we didn't make it to the hospital and it certainly felt like a victory! I've since been told it means my love and in one of the Australian Aboriginal dialects - victory!" Jun. 17, 2011:
"I absolutely LOVE the name Gia.. not only is it unique and beautiful but it's also the name of a very unique, talented and inspiring model, famous in the 80's. Although she suffered an awful addiction and eventually died as a result of it, I like to think of her as someone whose life we can ALL learn from. I have not yet had a daughter but when I do, this is the name I have chosen for her.. as well as the middle name Marie. Yes it was Ms. Gia Carangi's middle name but that is not the only reason for chosing it.. my dear Great Grandmother's name was Marie and because of the great impact she made on my life, I have to pass it on to my future daughter. I'm so glad to hear all you Gia's out there love and appreciate your name. Now it is set in stone what I will name my first little girl.. providing that I have one lol." Jun. 7, 2011:
"My name is Gia and others call me G.G I'm the only Gia in the whole school!" Feb. 11, 2011:
"My name is GIA im am 8 years old and i live in Texas .I was named after the model too even though Im black, I like my name and I don't any know other Gia's ,this name rock." Dec. 27, 2010:
"was pallning to keep my daughters name jiya, but it is so common, so am planning to keep my daughter's name gia" Oct. 28, 2010:
"How about Georgia...and calling her Gia...does that make any sense or not" Apr. 24, 2010:
"My 20 month old daughter is named gia and i was not too sure of how to spell. jia or gia, but gia is so unique and until now i dint know anyone with the same name as my daughter i thot she is the only one with this name....and everyone pronounces it wrong and i have to correct them and when corrected they say that the name is fasinating, so unique and sounds wonderful...i hope my daughter likes it as much as i do." Aug. 12, 2009:
"I named my daughter Gia Cheyanne when she was born in 2000. We just been finding others with the same name as her and i have to admit i did name her after the model.
People always spell and pronounce it wrong hahaha
We live in Wales and have not come across anyone with her name in Wales if there are any please let us know. xx" May. 26, 2009:
"Hi my name is Celine and I am pregnant and my husband and I plan on naming our girl Gia Alexzandra. We absolutely love the name Gia!!" Mar. 16, 2009:
"i named my daughter Gia Bianca, great name i think!!" Jan. 31, 2009:
"I am pregnant with a baby girl, my husband really likes the name JIA - which is also an indian name meaning HEART... But we are planning to spell it GIA... If anyone knows anything else special about this name, please let me know... I have found that gia is also an italian name, and Jia is a chinese name..." Nov. 2, 2008:
"Hi my fellow Gia's! I've never met any one else with my name! Its just Gia, plain and simple! and I love it! I get the Chia pets jokes too, super buh! When I working out in Vegas I did meet a guy named Gia, he was from Vietnam and he said in his homeland it was only a male name and it meant: Family! pretty cool huh!?!" Oct. 8, 2008:
"This is too cool! All the other "Gia's" out there! Of course I am too a "Jia" however it is spelled with a "J" to fit in with the pattern in my family. It's cool to see that everyone else here has experienced the "Chia Pet" jokes. I can CAN SUPER RELATE TO the many ways to mess up my (our) name...it is endless. Lol. I am African-American, 20 years old, and I have met two "Gia's" in my life. I can't believe this blog is really here. Then again it is the internet. Power to the G(J)IA'S!!!" Aug. 2, 2008:
"My name is Gia but people can't pronounce it often and say gEEE-uh. I hate the chia pet joke..." Mar. 13, 2008:
"I am so confused! I'm pregnant and I loooove the name Gia, but would my daughter ask me: what does it mean?" Oct. 9, 2007:
"My daughter's name is Giovanna. But we call her Gia. We love it." Oct. 4, 2007:
"I love that name, Gia Marie, it was my ex-girlfriends name Gia Marie Carangi, she was a supermodel..really sweet, died of AIDS, I miss her so much.
-"Sandy"" Jul. 12, 2007:
"my name is Gia and for a long time i didnt like it at all because it just sounded strange but now i love it because its my name and its not a nickname. i know a lot of giannas and people call them "gia" but their nickname is my name! =) my nicknames have always been "Gigi" "G" "G-roo" and pretty much everything. i HATE the chia pet joke because it is stupid and annoying. I'll just be walking, minding my own business, and i hear "Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia!" from a distance and i get so mad! but yes Gia Marie is my name and i love it! <3" Apr. 10, 2007:
"My name is often pronounced wrong. It's Giadona but people call me Gia & i love the name but I wish I could find more information on my name. I have been made fun of alott about the chia pet jokes & if i poor water on you will you grow?" Mar. 6, 2007:
"wondering if in italian the meaning of gia is erotic and not decent please suggest" Jan. 30, 2007:
"I am planning to name my little unborn girl Gia, simple and classy" Jul. 25, 2006:
"i named my daughter gia. i pronounce it as jee-yah. anyone who asks her name just loves it. its small and sweet ... jus like my daughter ;)" Jul. 16, 2006:
"I used to hate the name Gia growing up. I always told my mom I was going to change it when I was old enough and I would never forgive her, lol. Now, I love it! Everyone I meet loves it and thinks it's exotic and unusual. From men I hear what a sexy name it is. Everyone knew who I was in school and in my town -- every where I went (they would always remember my name)-- It was do you know "Gia" not "Jen Smith."" May. 31, 2006:
"Hot & Sexy like me! I used to hate the name Gia growing up. I always told my mom I was going to change it when I was old enough and I would never forgive her, lol. Now, I love it! Everyone I meet loves it and thinks it's exotic and unusual. From men I hear what a sexy name it is. Everyone knew who I was in school and in my town -- every where I went (they would always remember my name)-- It was do you know "Gia" not "Jen Smith."" May. 31, 2006:
"We are naming our newborn daughter(whom we're adopting from Gauetmala) Gia Isabella. It's a shortened version of her grandmothers name, Giacoma. We didn't like the name Giacoma but wanted to honor my husbands mother and decided to shorten it to Gia. Everybody loves the name, they say 'Gia Isabella' sounds like an Italian movie star. I can't wait until she comes home." Feb. 9, 2006:
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