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Saint Gianna Beretta Molla was cannonized Spring 2004.
-- mariej2  4/8/2005
Pronounced as JAHN-nah.
-- Ylva  1/9/2006
Basketball star Kobe Bryant has a daughter named Gianna.
-- Pheadirean  5/29/2006
I have also seen it pronounced JOHN-a.
-- Anonymous User  6/5/2006
A little girl I babysit's name is Gianna and I think it is really cute! Also, her family pronounces it gee-AH-nah.
-- lucky3teen  7/21/2006
This name seems a little too old fashioned to me.
-- Emma McHnery  10/29/2006
I like the name. It is very pretty, but only for someone who is very Italian!
-- Anonymous User  11/1/2006
Beautiful. I love it.
-- em_ily17  12/27/2006
I hate this name. It seems like all new parents living in the mid-Atlantic states in the US name their daughter Gianna. It sounds like someone is whining when they say it.
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2006
My second cousin is named this, she pronounces it Gee-AWHN-uh, I like that better than john-uh.
-- tigerlilly  1/28/2007
I have seen it pronounced: (jee-ON-uh), (jee-AWN-ah), (JOHN-uh), (jee-AN-uh), (GEE-on-uh) and (jee-an-ah). I like (jee-ON-uh) most.
-- libbygirl  3/29/2007
I don't like this name, but I'd have to say my favorite pronunciation is JEE - AW - NUH. I think some parent liked the name `Anna` and added a `GI` in front of it. Sorry, but that's my opinion.
-- The Commenter  11/10/2007
I personally like the Jahn-ah pronuciation of Gianna. I think it's the correct way to say it.
-- jasmineenimsaj  1/14/2008
I have a friend name Geanna who pronounces it GEE-ANNA.
-- joli_dans_titre1  1/16/2008
I used to like this name, but it lost its Italian flavor. I like the REAL pronunciation JOHN-ah, but today everyone promounces it Jee-AHN-ah (ew!)
-- Anonymous User  1/28/2008
I don't really care for the Jee-AHN-ah pronunciation, but as long as it's not pronounced Jee-AN-ah it's okay with me.
-- Anonymous User  3/19/2008
It's pronounced JAHN-ah. Making it three syllables makes it sound stupid.
-- Anonymous User  5/21/2008
This is the nickname I will be using when I start college in the fall. I like how it has a sort of "pop" (best word I could think of) to it. It's best when it is two syllables because it makes Gianna a real name and not something you made up while going through the alphabet to find another -anna name.
-- gio2475  5/26/2008
The correct Italian pronunciation is JAHN-NA.
-- Gianna79  6/8/2008
I'm surprised at how popular the name is now. When my parents named me in the 70s it was unheard of in the US. I didn't like it at first because it was so different, but I've grown to like it. I get compliments all the time. The way people mispronounce it here can be annoying, but I'm used it by now so I just correct them.
-- Gianna79  6/8/2008
Gianna is a really gorgeous name. I pronounce it, as do most people as JAHN-na. But at first I DID pronounce it as GIAHNNA.
This would be a nice and logical decision to name my first baby girl because my name is Laura and Laura was actually the second daughter of Saint Gianna. Plus I love the name. When I was 6-11, my favorite girl's name was Anna and Gianna makes it even more modern, more unique yet still popular enough not to be labeled as out there. Lovely name, good job parents if you named your little girl Gianna or if you are going to for sure!
-- diamond  6/20/2008
Selena Gomez played Gianna in Barney and Friends.
-- rachypiesheepbaa  7/25/2008
I love this name, but where I live, so many little girls have this name that anywhere you go, you'll be bound to run into at least three.
-- bananarama  9/20/2008
I have been pronouncing this for ages as GEE-AH-NA, but I think JAHN-A and JOHN-A are a lot nicer. Nicknames could be Gigi, Anna, Nanna etc.
-- LilSingstarEeyore  1/13/2009
Oh boy. This is a real name. You can't just make up however you want to say it! The closest you can come to spelling out the correct way of pronouncing it is JAHN-AH. No GEE-AWN-AH or anything else. If you're going to make up a pronunciation, make up a different spelling.
-- Hann330  2/3/2009
Words can't describe how much I hate this trashy name. It sounds like the name of a spoiled Italian-American princess who's parents buy her the latest Coach bag and designer sunglasses. I despise this name and all of the people I've met with it. It's not pretty at all either.
-- Aureliano  2/26/2010
I've only ever heard it pronounced 'GEE-YAWN-UH' in a heavy Philly accent though, 'JOHN-A' sounds nicer and more authentically Italian. I don't mind the name Gian at all. So if you must use this name, go with that pronunciation.
-- Aureliano  2/26/2010
I like this name a lot. It seems like another version of Anna and I prefer Gianna over plain Anna. To me, Anna is getting, or should I say has gotten boring, haha! That's why the "Gi" adds some spice to Anna, yes.
-- Anonymous User  6/26/2010
I really don't like this name. It sounds like a stripper name.
-- Chrila96  10/27/2010
Italian saint Gianna Beretta Molla canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2004. Gianna died sacrificing her own life for that of her fourth child.
-- stairwaytoastar  4/20/2012
This name is very common in the United States - currently ranked as the 63rd most popular girls name.
-- Anonymous User  7/9/2012
A famous bearer is the Italian rock star Gianna Nannini (born 1954).
-- AnastasiaE  8/27/2012
I know two Giannas and they both pronounce it jee-AH-nuh. I've never met a Gianna who didn't.
-- Icycoldhot  8/25/2013
Alright, I feel the need to clear up this JOHN/JAHN-na vs jee-AHN-na thing. You're both right. In a way. When speaking Italian, you say every single vowel; however, you also speak VERY quickly. So it does make sense that people would say JOHN-na, and the even closer JAHN-na (with that I influencing). However, technically, it IS jee-AHN-na BUT, the Italians speak so fast that they mush it together. (Making it basically a jeeahn-na.) Of course, it's not pronounced like the American, jee-AHN-na, which butchers the middle syllables pronunciation, and also tends to emphasize the first syllable.
I have this unique position of hearing both Italian spoken slowly (from my Italian teacher who is Italian and so would know all the pronunciations) and quickly (by immersing myself in audio and video from Italy and having been there.) And so I feel like I have a clear idea of what is going on here. I don't know what would be the best way to put the pronunciation. But I think shortening it to just JAHN-na takes away the beauty of this name somewhat.
-- EkiAku  9/16/2013
This name screams Jersey Shore. I don't like it.
-- Lolth  10/13/2013

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