What does Giovanna mean?
Giovanna /gio-van-na/ [4 sylls.] as a girls' name is pronounced jo-VAHN-ah. It is of Italian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Giovanna is "God is gracious". Feminine of John.
How popular is Giovanna?
Giovanna is a very prominent first name for women (#1710 out of 4276, Top 40%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Giovanna for girls. Giovanna was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #636 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #874 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Prominent alternative forms of Giovanna (#874 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Giavanna, Jane (#322 in 2014), Johanna (#542), John and Johnna. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.399%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.2103%, ▼47.3%), with the versions Giovanna, Jane, Johanna, John and Johnna becoming somewhat outmoded. Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Giovanna and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Giovanna▼ is alike in pronunciation to Jeovanna. This name tends to be less frequently used than Giovanna.