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Giovanni Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Giovanni is of Italian origin.

The meaning of Giovanni is "G-d is gracious".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 125 in baby name popularity for boys with 3230 occurrences.  It ranked 10340 in popular baby names for girls with 10 occurrences. 

View the Giovanni Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Giovanni has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Giovanni to other names.


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Related Names

Giovanni is a form of the name Johannes.

The name Giovanna is a form of Giovanni.

Giovanni has the diminutives (nicknames) Gianni, Giannino, Vanni.

Other Tidbits

Some famous bearers of this name include: Giovanni Bellini, Giovanni Verrazano.

Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Giovanni in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Giovanni.

Just for fun, see the name Giovanni in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Giovanni in Nautical Flags page.

Names Like This

Italian children normally receive one or two given names.

Italian babies are frequently named after family members, Roman Catholic saints including local patron saints and other biblical figures. Traditionally, the first born son was named after the father's father, the first daughter after the father's mother, the second son after the mother's father, and the second daughter after the mother's mother. Some Italians still follow this custom today.

Many Italian male given names end in -o or -e while female names often end in -a and -e.

Nicknames may be formed for almost any name by adding a variety of suffexes including -ino/-ina, -etto/-etta, -ello/-ella, -uccio/-uccia, -uzzo/-uzza. These endings can the be used for example to turn Paola to Paoletta and Donato into Donatello.