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What does Giovanna mean?

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


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

Related girl names: Jane, Johanna and Johnna.

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

(male) Giovannar, Giovon, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Giovanna for girls. Giovanna was first listed in 1910-1919 and reached its apex rank of #636 in the U.S. in 2001, and is at #874 currently. (2014 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.

Prominent alternative forms of Giovanna (#874 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Giavanna (#1127 in recent rankings), Jane (#322), Johanna (#542), 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 (#1358, 80%), with versions like Jane becoming less stylish. Giovanna is the most trendy girl name 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.