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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) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#31947 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Giovanni for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Giovanni and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Geovanni, Gian, Gianni, Giovani, Giovanni, Giovanny, John, Jovan and Jovanni. (2015 statistics).
Giovanni is also pronounced similarly to Jeovanni. This name tends to be less commonly used than Giovanni.
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