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Gender: M Pronunciation: JAHN-nee Meaning of Gianni: "God is gracious" Origin of Gianni: Italian, diminutive of Giovanni, variation of John Gianni's Popularity in 2015: #564

Gianni, the Italian equivalent of Johnny, sounds more substantial and certainly more exotic. TV star Jill Hennessey's son is named Gianni Mastropietro.

Famous People Named Gianni

Giovanni Maria "Gianni" Versace, Italian fashion designer
Giovanni "Gianni" Rivera, Italian footballer
Gianni Pittella (born Giovanni Saverio Furio), Italian politician
Gianni "Luminati" Nicassio, Canadian musician of band Walk Off The Earth
Gianni Morbidelli, Italian racing driver
Gianni Bugno, Italian cyclist
Giovanni "Gianni" De Biasi, Italian footballer and Albanian national coach
Gianni Mastropietro (2007), son of Jill Hennessy & Paolo Mastropietro

Pop Culture References for the name Gianni

Gianni di Marco, character on British soap "EastEnders"
Gianni, character on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
"Gianni Schicchi," Puccini opera

Giannino, Gian