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Meaning and Name Origin

Giovanni \gi(o)-vanni, giov(an)-ni\ as a boys' name is pronounced joh-VAHN-ee. It is of Italian and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Giovanni is "God is gracious". Variant of John. Artist Giovanni Bellini; author Giovanni Boccaccio; actor Giovanni Ribisi.


Giovanni has 19 variants: Geovani, Geovanney, Geovanni, Geovanny, Geovany, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Giovan, Giovani, Giovanno, Giovanny, Giovel, Giovell, Giovonni, Jovan, Jovanney, Jovanni and Jovanno.

For more on this name, see also the related boy name Yovanny.

Giovanni has 9 more related forms via John: Giannes, Giannis, Giannos, Ioannis, Ivann, Jianni, Johann, Jovonni and Yanni.

Giovanni has 1 feminine form: Jeovanna.


Giovanni is a somewhat popular first name for males (#794 out of 1220, Top 65%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#31947 out of 88799, Top 36%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Presented below is the birth name popularity of Giovanni for boys. Giovanni was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its highest rank of #115 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is at #125 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the boy name Giovanni and related names. Prominent variation forms of Giovanni (#125 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000 are Geovanni, Gianni (#515 in 2014), Giovani (#769), Giovanny (#969), Johann, John (#26), Jovan and Jovanni (#943). These boy names reached the top of their popularity in 2010 and are somewhat less popular today, with the forms Giovani, Giovanny, Jovan and Jovanni becoming less fashionable. Gianni (#515) and Giovanni (#125) are two of the more trendy birth names here, with Giovanni enjoying a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Geovanni, Gianni, Giovani, Giovanni, Giovanny, Johann, John, Jovan, Jovanni in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Giovanni is pronounced similarly to Jeovanni. This name tends to be less commonly used than Giovanni.