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Gender: M Pronunciation: joh-VAHN-nee Meaning of Giovanni: "God is gracious" Origin of Giovanni: Italian variation of John Giovanni's Popularity in 2016: #141

Giovanni is a venerable Italian classic that suddenly sounds fresh and cool, and is now among the U. S. Top 150 boys’ names. Ubiquitous in Italy, it has countless notable namesakes, from writer Boccaccio to designer Versace (nn Gianni).

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 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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