Italian, diminutive of Giovanni, variation of John
"God is gracious"

Gianni Origin and Meaning

The name Gianni is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "God is gracious".

Gianni, the Italian equivalent of Johnny, sounds more substantial and fresh. Like many names starting with "Gian", it is on a rising trend (for both boys and girls, though it leans more male). TV star Jill Hennessey's son is named Gianni Mastropietro.

# 450 in the US

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Famous People Named Gianni

  • Giovanni Maria "Gianni" VersaceItalian fashion designer
  • Giovanni "Gianni" RiveraItalian footballer
  • Gianni Pittella (born Giovanni Saverio Furio)Italian politician
  • Gianni "Luminati" NicassioCanadian musician of band Walk Off The Earth
  • Gianni MorbidelliItalian racing driver
  • Gianni BugnoItalian cyclist
  • Giovanni "Gianni" De BiasiItalian footballer and Albanian national coach
  • Gianni Mastropietro (2007)son of Jill Hennessy & Paolo Mastropietro
  • Gianni Petrus Cornelis RommeDutch marathoner and former long track speed skater

Gianni in Pop Culture

  • Gianni di Marcocharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Giannicharacter on TV's "Everybody Loves Raymond"
  • "Gianni Schicchi" Puccini opera