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What does Gianni mean?

Gianni Pronunciation of Gianni [gi-an-ni] as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and Gianni means "God is gracious". Gianni is a variant form of Gian (Italian, Hebrew): respelling of John. Gianni is also a variation of Giovanni (Italian, Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


Gianni has 2 variants: Gianney and Gianny.

21 more relations via Gian, Giovanni, John: Eian, Geovanni, Giannes, Giannino, Giannis, Giannos, Giovani, Giovanno, Giovanny, Giovonni, Hanno, Heanno, Ioannis, Ivann, Janne, Jian, Jianni, Jovanni, Seann, Yanni and Yanno.

1 feminine form: Gianna.

Creative forms:
(male) Gianri, ..

(female) Giane, Giania, ..

Middle name pairings:
Gianni Pierce (G.P.), ..

How popular is Gianni?

Gianni is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#26361 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Gianni was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex rank of #448 in the U.S. in the year 2012, and is at #564 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. Prominent alternative forms of Gianni (#564 in recent rankings) ranked in the Top 2000 are Eian, Geovanni (#1473 in recent rankings), Gian (#1221), Giovani (#791), Giovanni (#130), Giovanny (#1121), Giovonni, John (#26) and Jovanni (#1049). These forms of Gianni were favored in the 1880s (average #1800) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1037, down 90.5%), with the version John becoming less in vogue. Gianni and Giovanni are two of the more trendy birth names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gianni, Eian, Geovanni, Gian, Giovani in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Giovanni, Giovanny, Giovonni, John, Jovanni in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Gianni is alike in pronunciation to Gino, Janna and Jannai. Other suggested similar names are Amani, Barni, Dani, Gabbi, Gabi, Gadi, Gafni, Gaine, Gains, Gannet, Gannon, Gari, Gayne, Ghazi, Gidi, Gidon, Giladi, Gili, Gilon, Giorgi, Gleann (see Glen), Glenn, Glennie, Glenny, Glinn, Glynn, Gmali, Grange, Grant, Granvil, Guinn, Gunn, Gunne, Gwayn, Gwayne, Gwinn, Gwynn, Gyan, Hani, Imani, Lioni, Lionni (see Leon), Shani and Yovanni. These names tend to be more commonly used than Gianni.

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