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What does Giovanni mean?

Giovanni Pronunciation of Giovanni [gio-van-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.

Associated with: gracious.


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.

3 more related forms via John: Giannis, Jianni and Jovonni.

1 feminine form: Jeovanna.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
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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. Demographics)

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 #130 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Giovanni name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Geovani, Geovanni (#1473 in 2015), Geovanny, Geovany, Gian (#1221), Gianni (#564), Giovani (#791), Giovanny (#1121), Giovonni, John (#26), Jovan (#1154) and Jovanni (#1049) are the prominent variation forms of Giovanni (#130 in 2015) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Jianni, are uncommon. These relations of Giovanni were favored during the years 1880-1889 (average #1846) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1194, 90.4%), with the form John becoming less fashionable. Gianni and Giovanni are two of the more trendy birth names here.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Giovanni, Geovani, Geovanni, Geovanny, Geovany in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gian, Gianni, Giovani, Giovanny, Giovonni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Jovan, Jovanni in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Giovanni is pronounced similarly to Jeovani, Jeovanni, Jovani and Jovanny. Other recommended names are Gafni, Galvan, Garmann, Garvan, Gavan, Gavynn, Giannes, Gianney (see Gian), Giannos, Gianny, Giladi, Gilean, Gilian, Gillan, Gilman, Giordano, Giorgi, Giorgino, Girvan, Girven, Girvin, Girvon (see Girvin), Gleann (see Glen), Goodmann, Goran, Govind, Govinda, Jovann, Lioni, Lionni (see Leon), Viviani, Yanni and Yovanni. These names tend to be less commonly used than Giovanni.

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