What does Giovanni mean?
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 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 (#30412 out of 150436, Top 20%). (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)
Geovanni, Gianni (#515 in 2014), Giovani (#769), Giovanny (#969), Johann, John (#26), Jovan and Jovanni (#943) are the prominent variation forms of Giovanni (#125 in 2014) listed in the Top 1000. These boy names reached the top of their popularity in the year 2010 (usage of 0.3773%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2948%, down 21.9%), 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, and there is a revival in baby name usage for Giovanni. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the boy name Giovanni and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Giovanni is pronounced similarly to Jeovanni. This name tends to be less commonly used than Giovanni.