The name Giovanni is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "God is gracious". Giovanni is ranked #142 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gothic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Rate the Previous Signature!".
From the experts:
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).