Gioia Family History
Gioia Name Meaning
Italian:: from the personal name Gioia derived from gioia ‘jewel precious object’. This is normally a female name but there are occasional records of its use as a masculine personal name in the Middle Ages. It may also have been a nickname for someone who frequently used the expression mia gioia ‘my joy’. habitational name from any of various places in southern Italy named with this word including Gioia del Colle (Bari) Gioia Sannitica (Caserta) and Gioia Tauro (Calabria).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022