What does Giovanni mean?
Giovanni /gio-van-ni/ [4 sylls.] 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.
Related boy name: Yovanny.
Giovanni has 1 feminine form: Jeovanna.Kreatif forms: Geoffni, Gevanni, Giovin. [more]
How popular is Giovanni?
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. Forms like Giannes are uncommon. 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.