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What does Giovanna mean?

Giovanna \gi(o)-vanna, giov(an)-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.


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

For more on this name, see also related girl names Jane, Johanna and Johnna.


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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Giovanna name in U.S.

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

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%, down 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Giavanna, Giovanna, Jane, Johanna, John, Johnna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Giovanna is alike in pronunciation to Jeovanna. This name tends to be less frequently used than Giovanna.