Gender: Male Pronunciation: joh-VAHN-nee Meaning of Giovanni: "God is gracious" Origin of Giovanni: Italian variation of John Giovanni's Popularity in 2018: #144

The name Giovanni is a boy's name of Italian origin meaning "God is gracious". Giovanni is ranked #144 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Gothic Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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).

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Pop Culture References for the name Giovanni

Gianni, Giovanny, Vanny, Giovani, Gio, Vonny, Giovanoli, Giovannie, Vannie, Gian, Giannino, Geovanni, Gianozzo


GenEric Says:


In the US, yes, but the Italian pronunciation is the one listed.

ThistleThorn Says:


It's actually pronounced Jeo -vahn -nee