Giovanni

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64k
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since 1880
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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Giovanni

"Giovanni" is a name of Italian origin, and it means "God is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to boys.

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From Latin Iōhannēs, from Ancient Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), from Hebrew יוחנן (Yôḥānān, “Yahweh is gracious”).

  1. A male given name, cognate to John.
    Papa Giovanni — Pope John
  2. John (biblical character)
  3. the Gospel of John

Notable Persons Named Giovanni

Giovanni Ribisi is an actor and producer. He has had major accomplishments since 1985. Giovanni was given the name Antonino Giovanni Ribisi on December 17th, 1974 in Los Angeles. Giovanni is also known as Vonni Ribisi.

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Gianni Versace was a fashion designer and fashion design. Gianni was given the name Giovanni Maria Versace on December 2nd, 1946 in Reggio Calabria. He left this life on July 15th, 1997.

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Giorgio Moroder is a disco, synthpop, electronic music, italo disco, pop music, rock music, and new wave music musician. He was most prominent from 1965 to present. Giorgio was given the name Giovanni Giorgio Moroder on April 26th, 1940 in Urtijëi. Giorgio is also known as Giorgio.

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Tinto Brass is a film director. He was most prominent from 1963 to present. Tinto was given the name Giovanni Brass on March 26th, 1933 in Milan.

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Giovanni Simeone is a soccer player for the Club Atlético Banfield, Club Atlético River Plate, and Argentina national under-20 football team. Giovanni was born on July 5th, 1995 in Madrid, Spain.

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Giovanni was born in 1485 in Greve in Chianti. Giovanni is also known as Janus Verrazanus and Jehan de Verrazane. He left this life in 1528.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Giovanni

Aria was born on November 3rd, 1977 in Long Beach, California.

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Her most notable accomplishments were from 1960 to present. Nikki was born on June 7th, 1943 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Giovanni is a soccer player for the Olympiacos F.C., Tuna Luso Brasileira, Clube do Remo, Paysandu Sport Club, Grêmio Esportivo Sãocarlense, Santos FC, FC Barcelona, Al-Hilal FC, Ethnikos Piraeus F.C., Sport Club do Recife, Mogi Mirim Esporte Clube, and Brazil national football team. Giovanni was born on February 4th, 1972 in Abaetetuba.

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Kearran Giovanni is an actress. She was most active from 2004 to present. Kearran was born on December 16th, 1981 in Lafayette, Louisiana, U.S.

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Joy Giovanni is a wrestler. Joy was born on January 20th, 1978 in Boston.

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Gentile da Fabriano is an artist in the field of painting. Gentile was given the name Gentile di Nicolò di Giovanni in Fabriano.

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How popular is the baby name Giovanni in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1907 10 0 10
1909 8 0 8
1910 5 0 5
1911 8 0 8
1912 13 0 13
1913 16 0 16
1914 17 0 17
1915 23 0 23
1916 27 0 27
1917 20 0 20
1918 23 0 23
1919 23 0 23
1920 20 0 20
1921 22 0 22
1922 15 0 15
1923 12 0 12
1924 14 0 14
1925 13 0 13
1926 9 0 9
1927 11 0 11
1928 14 0 14
1929 5 0 5
1930 11 0 11
1931 7 0 7
1932 9 0 9
1933 8 0 8
1934 7 0 7
1935 8 0 8
1937 6 0 6
1946 5 0 5
1947 5 0 5
1948 5 0 5
1950 9 0 9
1951 7 0 7
1952 8 0 8
1953 6 0 6
1954 8 0 8
1955 14 0 14
1956 17 0 17
1957 24 0 24
1958 28 0 28
1959 24 0 24
1960 25 0 25
1961 34 0 34
1962 38 0 38
1963 64 0 64
1964 50 0 50
1965 59 0 59
1966 63 0 63
1967 58 0 58
1968 76 0 76
1969 96 0 96
1970 96 0 96
1971 100 5 95
1972 133 9 124
1973 150 12 138
1974 157 11 146
1975 158 7 151
1976 174 12 162
1977 151 9 142
1978 168 10 158
1979 192 7 185
1980 216 12 204
1981 248 10 238
1982 262 16 246
1983 257 14 243
1984 295 18 277
1985 322 17 305
1986 362 22 340
1987 402 26 376
1988 516 22 494
1989 652 28 624
1990 782 27 755
1991 804 24 780
1992 924 33 891
1993 1,006 44 962
1994 977 25 952
1995 1,149 34 1,115
1996 1,270 25 1,245
1997 1,310 29 1,281
1998 1,448 30 1,418
1999 1,554 23 1,531
2000 1,781 24 1,757
2001 1,907 34 1,873
2002 1,862 21 1,841
2003 2,215 16 2,199
2004 2,047 15 2,032
2005 2,625 26 2,599
2006 2,846 18 2,828
2007 3,138 28 3,110
2008 2,926 21 2,905
2009 3,082 13 3,069
2010 3,442 11 3,431
2011 3,336 17 3,319
2012 3,100 13 3,087
2013 2,994 15 2,979
2014 3,247 10 3,237
2015 3,139 12 3,127
2016 2,929 10 2,919

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Popularity of Giovanni as a first name

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Popularity of Giovanni as a last name

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Common last names for Giovanni

  • Russo
  • Mancini
  • Rossi
  • Bruno
  • Ferrara
  • Iacono
  • Deluca
  • Vitale
  • Giordano
  • Amato

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Giovanni U.S.
  White 78.22% 64.26%
  African American 4.45% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.05% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.60% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.32% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 13.36% 16.26%

Of Last Name Giovanni

People with the last name Giovanni are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Giovanni

  • How Popular is the name Giovanni? Giovanni is the 846th most popular name of all time. As a last name Giovanni was the 28,679th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Giovanni have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 63,958 babies born with the first name Giovanni in the United States. That's more than enough people named Giovanni to occupy the territory of Guernsey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 62,431 (as of March 31, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Giovanni? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1907 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Giovanni first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Giovanni is Wednesday, October 13th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Giovanni born? The highest recorded use of the first name Giovanni was in 2010 with a total of 3,431 babies. That's a lot of babies named Giovanni!
  • Random Giovanni Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Giovanni ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, 678 babies in California have the same name as you in 2005.
  • Weird things about the name Giovanni: Your name in reverse order is Innavoig. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nogaiivn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Giovanni? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 831 people with the last name Giovanni.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Giovanni? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Giovanni as their last name since less than 1 person in 357k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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