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Gender: M Pronunciation: joh-VAHN-nee Meaning of Giovanni: "God is gracious" Origin of Giovanni: Italian variation of John Giovanni's Popularity in 2015: #130

Giovanni is a venerable Italian classic that suddenly sounds fresh and cool, and is now among the U. S. Top 130 boys' names. Ubiquitous in Italy, it has countless notable namesakes, from writer Boccaccio to designer Versace (nn Gianni).

Famous People Named Giovanni

(Antonino) Giovanni Ribisi, American actor; twin of Marissa Ribisi
Giovanni Maria "Gianni" Versace, Italian fashion designer
Giovanni Thomas Alferio, quintuplet
Giovanni Sforza, Italian condottiero, lord of Pesaro and Gradara; first husband of Lucrezia Borgia
Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian writer, poet, and Renaissance man
Giovanni Villani, Italian banker, diplomat and chronicler of Florence
Giovanni Gentile, Italian Fascist philosopher
Giovanni Trapattoni, Italian footballer and manager
Giovanni Papini, Italian journalist, novelist and critic
Giovanni Ferrari, Italian footballer
Giovanni Lavaggi, Italian racing driver

Pop Culture References for the name Giovanni

Giovanni, character in the Pokemon video games
Giovanni Auditore, character in video game 'Assassin's Creed II'
Clan Giovanni, family of vampires in tabletop game 'Vampire: The Masquerade'

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