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Meaning and name origin

Giovanni \gi(o)-vanni, giov(an)-ni\ as a boy's 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 variant forms: Geovani, Geovanney, Geovanni, Geovanny, Geovany, Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Giovan, Giovani, Giovanno, Giovanny, Giovel, Giovell, Giovonni, Jovan, Jovanney, Jovanni and Jovanno.

For more information, see also the related boy name Yovanny.

There is 1 feminine form of Giovanni: Jeovanna.


Giovanni is a somewhat popular first name for males (#794 out of 1220, Top 65%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#31947 out of 88799, Top 36%) (Source: 2000 U.S. Population Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Giovanni for boys. Giovanni reached its highest rank of #115 in the U.S. in 2010 (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Giovanni and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26), Giovanni (#125), Gianni (#515), Giovani (#769), Jovanni (#943), Giovanny (#969), Geovanni and Jovan. (Source: 2014 Birth Name Statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

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