Giada: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Giada

Giada

Pronunciation: JAH-dah, jee-AH-də (key)

The Italian form of Jade, Giada was virtually unknown in the U.S. until Italian-born chef Giada De Laurentiis hit the Food Network. Parents quickly picked up on the name as a stylish alternative to both Jada and Gianna. (It's gotten hot in Italy, too.) The Italian pronunciation is two syllables.

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I named my daughter, who was born April 10th, 2008 Giada Ana. The proper pronunciation is jah-duh, but like the previous poster said, everyone struggles with it, which is frustrating.

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I am thinking of naming my first daughter Giada because it's beautiful and uncommon. I am not sure which pronunciation to use. Either (ja-dah) or (jee-a-dah).

Hi,I just named my daughter Giada Vianne. And the proper pronounciation is jah-dah. Sometimes the announcers on foodnetwork say it incorrectly (probably because they are just reading the cues), luckily everyone on Giada's D.'s show says it correctly. To hear it pronounced go here: http://forvo.com/word/giada/
One warning though ... everyone I have told her name to, always either asks twice or fumbles it a couple times. So be patient with them ... I still love the name!!

Hi!, My first daughter was born January 2009...and I named her Giada!, I love the name because it's so unique and uncommon..and like the person who commented before..it is pronounced jah-dah...and people do fumble it alot...but thats ok!, they learn eventually :)

Our Daughter was born on 3/9/09 and we named her Giada Divina (Jade of God). We too use the Italian Pronuciation of Ja-dah. We started with both Jee-a-dah and Ja-dah for the first 2 months but prefered Ja-dah and let everyone know. They all act like it is something in a strange foreign language and still have issues. Espcecially since she was born in Virginia. We have moved back to Upstare NY where there are many more Italians so it is accepted.

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Gia, Gigi

Meanings and history of the name Giada: | Edit

Means Jade in Italian

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Giada De Laurentiis, celebrity chef on the Food Network

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