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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.


Variations

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.


Popularity

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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Giovanna and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Giovanna (#874 in 2014) are Giavanna, Jane (#322 in 2014), Johanna (#542), John and Johnna. This girl name was at the peak of its popularity during the years 1880-1889 and has become significantly less popular since, with the versions Giovanna, Jane, Johanna, John and Johnna becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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.

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