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Gender: Male Pronunciation: joh-VAHN-nee Meaning of Giovanni: "God is gracious" Origin of Giovanni: Italian variation of John Giovanni's Popularity in 2017: #142

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!".

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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).

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Famous People Named Giovanni

(Antonino) Giovanni Ribisi, American actor; twin of Marissa Ribisi
Giovanni Maria "Gianni" Versace, Italian fashion designer
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
Giovanni Simeone, Italian footballer; son of coach Diego Simeone
Giovanni van Bronckhorst, Dutch 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

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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