Italian variation of John
"God is gracious"

Giovanni Origin and Meaning

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

Giovanni is a venerable Italian classic that suddenly sounds fresh and cool. Ubiquitous in Italy, it has countless notable namesakes, from writer Boccaccio to designer Versace (nn Gianni).

# 123 in the US

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# 529 on Nameberry

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Giovanni Popularity

Famous People Named Giovanni

  • (Antonino) Giovanni RibisiAmerican actor; twin of Marissa Ribisi
  • Giovanni Maria "Gianni" VersaceItalian fashion designer
  • Giovanni SforzaItalian condottiero, lord of Pesaro and Gradara; first husband of Lucrezia Borgia
  • Giovanni BoccaccioItalian writer, poet, and Renaissance man
  • Giovanni VillaniItalian banker, diplomat and chronicler of Florence
  • Giovanni GentileItalian Fascist philosopher
  • Giovanni TrapattoniItalian footballer and manager
  • Giovanni PapiniItalian journalist, novelist and critic
  • Giovanni MorassuttiItalian actor, theatre director and cultural entrepreneur; member of the Morassutti family
  • Giovanni FerrariItalian footballer
  • Giovanni LavaggiItalian racing driver
  • Giovanni SimeoneItalian footballer; son of coach Diego Simeone
  • Giovanni van BronckhorstDutch footballer
  • Giovanni Baglioni (b. 1982)son of singer Claudio Baglioni
  • Giovanni de Maria (b. 2001)son of actress Isabella Ferrari and Renato de Maria
  • Giovanni Thomas Alferio (b. 2012)quintuplet of Jake and Leann Alferio

Giovanni in Pop Culture

  • Giovannicharacter in the Pokemon video games
  • Giovanni Auditorecharacter in video game 'Assassin's Creed II'
  • Clan Giovannifamily of vampires in tabletop game 'Vampire: The Masquerade'