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Giovanna

What does Giovanna mean?

Giovanna Pronunciation of Giovanna [gio-van-na] 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.

Associated with: gracious.

Variations

Giovanna has 7 variants: Geovana, Geovanna, Giavanna, Giovana, Jovana, Jovanna and Jovanne.

Related girl names: Jane, Johanna and Johnna.

Creative forms:
(female) Giovanga, Giovannae, ..

(male) Giovannar, Giovon, ..

Middle name pairings:
Giovanna Faith (G.F.), ..

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. Demographics)

Giovanna was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex rank of #636 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #811 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Giovanna name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Giovanna outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Giovanna (#811 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Giavanna (#987 in recent rankings), Jane (#288), Johanna (#541), John, Johnna, Jovana and Jovanna. These relations of Giovanna were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1940-1949 (median #1322) and have become significantly less common since (#1328, 76%), with versions like Jane becoming less stylish. Giavanna and Giovanna are two of the more trendy girl names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Giovanna, Giavanna, Jane, Johanna, John in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johnna, Jovana, Jovanna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Johanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Giovanna is alike in pronunciation to Jeovana and Jeovanna. Other recommended names are Bibianna, Cianna, Devanna, Dianna, Didianna (see Didiane), Dionna, Evanna, Fionna, Gafna, Galianna, Gavina, Geonna, Gerianna, Giana, Gianina, Gianna, Gilana, Gillianna, Ginna, Gioconda, Gionna, Giordana, Giorgina, Giorgyna (see Georgia), Gitana, Gitanna, Giulianna, Glorianna, Gloryanna, Hosanna, Ioanna, Jianna, Joanna, Joeanna, Josanna, Joyanna, Kianna, Kionna, Lavanna, Levanna, Lianna, Lilianna, Livana, Loranna, Louanna, Miyanna, Rianna, Roanna, Rohanna, Rosanna, Roxanna, Royanna, Rozanna, Savanna, Sevanna, Sianna, Silvana, Silvania, Sirvana, Sirvanna, Soosanna, Sosanna, Sylvanna, Tionna, Toyanna, Vianna, Violanta, Yionna, Yoanna, Yohanna, Ziganna, Zivanka and Zoanna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Giovanna.

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