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