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Vanna White is the beautiful letter turner on "Wheel of Fortune."
-- breakofday  12/16/2005
This name looks like it could be short for Yavanna, one of the Valar in Tolkein's Silmarillion.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2006
Vanna Bonta is the creator of the "Flight" novel series and appears in a cameo as Zed's Queen in the mythological fantasy feature film "The Beastmaster."
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2007
The lovely American novelist-actress and prize-winning poet Vanna Bonta was aptly given this Renaissance name by her mother, a Florentine painter.

Trivia: Vanna Bonta was christened with her name in the exact same spot as the poet Dante Alighieri in the famous Baptistery of Florence, Italy. The Renaissance name Vanna (pronounced VAHn'na) historically first appears in Dante's "La Vita Nuova" (The New Life).
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2007
Vanna is pronounced in Italian vän'-na and in English väh'na.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2007
The name Vanna first appears in history circa 1294 in "La Vita Nuova," a book of verse written by Dante Alighieri, the Italian Florentine poet renowned for the literary classic "The Divine Comedy" that is considered the greatest literary statement produced in Europe during the Middle Ages and the basis of the modern Italian language.

Dante writes of his ideal love Beatrice, and of Vanna, the beloved muse of his mentor, Florentine poet Guido Cavalcanti.

In one verse of Dante's book, Love itself identifies Vanna as Primavera (Springtime or First Truth).

The medieval name Vanna occurred in Tuscany, particularly Florence. Though conjectured to be a derivative of the name Giovanna (JoAnne) and pronounced similarly, Vanna was a name in itself, not a derivation or nickname.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2007
Italian pronounced: vän'-na and in English: väh'na.
-- Anonymous User  1/12/2007
The name Vanna first appears in history circa 1294 in "La Vita Nuova," a book of verse written by Dante Alighieri, the Italian Florentine poet renowned for the literary classic "The Divine Comedy" that is considered the greatest literary statement produced in Europe during the Middle Ages and the basis of the modern Italian language.
-- Anonymous User  2/22/2007
Vanna Bonta - poet-actress
Vanna White - game show hostess
Vanna - 15th century muse of the poet Guido Cavalcanti.
-- NSresearch  2/22/2007
Pronounced VAH'-na.
-- NSresearch  2/22/2007
The name "Vanna" is not a derivative. It was a name in itself in medieval times and has romantic origin. Giovanna is the combination of 2 names. Gio and Vanna. Vanna is a name by itself. See Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanna
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2007
It's pretty, but it makes me think of the annoying Vanna White from Wheel of Fortune.
-- bananarama  9/7/2009
Used (although rarely) in Sweden. A famous bearer is Swedish actress Vanna Rosenberg.
-- Caprice  4/26/2010
I think Vanna can be short for Savanna.
-- otis9191  1/30/2011
Vanna can also be used as a nickname of Savanna.
-- Anonymous User  1/23/2012

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