Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Giada

Giada is the Italian form of Jade. Jade is a word that the English borrowed from the early Spanish “(piedra de) ijada” which literally translated to “(stone of the) bowels”. So Giada basically means “bowels” – but before we scare you off, don’t worry it gets better. Jade is an ancient precious stone that was believed to protect against intestinal or stomach complaints; hence the name. The gemstone jade is also known for its properties in attracting love and/or money. Love in particular and especially in China when the jade is carved into the shape of a butterfly. Unlike other gemstone names (e.g., Ruby, Pearl), Jade joined the naming scene much later in history. One interesting fact about Jade – it’s a very popular feminine given name in France right now; a Top 10 choice. And Giada is ultra-popular in Italy, too!

All About the Baby Name – Giada

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME GIADA

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME GIADA

In terms of usage in the United States, Giada is a new entrant into the panoply of American female names. Giada only first appeared on the charts in 2007. This was likely influenced by the growing popularity of the Food Network’s Giada De Laurentiis (the pretty, pint-sized Italian-American chef). Giada also owes her sudden usage to a growing interest in Italian names (Bella, Francesca, Gianna, Giovanna, Giuliana and Lucia are some that come to mind). And who can blame this new trend? Italian names are full of zest and flair. They are lively and energetic; pretty yet friendly. One thing we should mention about Giada: the Italians pronounce this as a two syllable name with the accent on the first (JAH-dah) while Americans tend to use three syllables with an emphasis on the second (gee-AH-dah). Giada is a great alternative to the ϋber-trendy Jade/Jada names and a lovely choice for those celebrating their Italian heritage. Gia is a possible pet form.

Quick Facts

ON GIADA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Italian

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

2

RANKING POPULARITY:

941

PRONUNCIATION:

JAH-dah (Italian); gee-AH-dah (English)

SIMPLE MEANING:

Jade (bowels)

Characteristics

OF GIADA

The Master Builder

Leader

Large Undertakings

Confidence

Discipline

Organization

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Giada

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME GIADA

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Giada

Popular Songs

ON GIADA

Lorenza, Giada, Alessandra
a song by L7

Famous People

NAMED GIADA

Giada De Laurentiis (chef, TV personality)

Children of Famous People

NAMED GIADA

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Giada

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME GIADA

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Giada