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Giovanni

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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 22 0 22
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
1950 9 0 9
1951 7 0 7
1952 8 0 8
1953 6 0 6
1954 8 0 8
1955 13 0 13
1956 16 0 16
1957 24 0 24
1958 28 0 28
1959 24 0 24
1960 24 0 24
1961 34 0 34
1962 37 0 37
1963 64 0 64
1964 50 0 50
1965 59 0 59
1966 63 0 63
1967 58 0 58
1968 75 0 75
1969 95 0 95
1970 94 0 94
1971 100 5 95
1972 132 9 123
1973 150 12 138
1974 155 11 144
1975 159 7 152
1976 174 12 162
1977 150 9 141
1978 168 10 158
1979 192 7 185
1980 215 12 203
1981 247 10 237
1982 261 16 245
1983 257 14 243
1984 293 18 275
1985 322 17 305
1986 362 22 340
1987 402 26 376
1988 516 22 494
1989 651 28 623
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 2,624 26 2,598
2006 2,846 18 2,828
2007 3,136 28 3,108
2008 2,925 21 2,904
2009 3,082 13 3,069
2010 3,441 11 3,430
2011 3,333 17 3,316
2012 3,098 13 3,085
2013 2,992 14 2,978
2014 3,245 10 3,235
2015 3,130 12 3,118

Fun Facts about the name Giovanni

  • How many people with the first name Giovanni have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 60,983 babies born with the first name Giovanni in the United States. That's more than enough people named Giovanni to occupy the territory of Greenland (Denmark) with an estimated population of 56,749 (as of January 1, 2012).
  • 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 3,430 babies. That's a lot of babies named Giovanni!
  • Random Giovanni Factoid: According to the 2010 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Giovanni ranks 85th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 109 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2010.
  • 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 Onvganii. 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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Common last names for Giovanni

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

Common first names for Giovanni

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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Giovanni" mean? The list below shows the origins of Giovanni as well as things modernly associated with the name Giovanni such as celebrities named Giovanni.

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Origin and Meaning of Giovanni

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

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 With the Name Giovanni

Giovanni Ribisi

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

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

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

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

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 da Verrazzano

Giovanni da Verrazzano was a famed individual. 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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  • Giovanni Boccaccio
    (writer)
  • Giovanni Agnelli
    (business magnate)
  • Giovanni de' Medici
    (noble)
  • Giovanni van Bronckhorst
    (soccer player)
  • Giovanni Trapattoni
    (soccer player)
  • Nino Rota Rinaldi
    (composer)
  • Giovanni Bellini
    (artist)
  • Canaletto
    (artist)
  • Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
    (philosopher)
  • Giovanni Moreno
    (soccer player)
  • Giovanni Borgia
    (noble)
  • Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
    (artist)
  • Giovanni Domenico Cassini
    (scientist)
  • Giovanni Gentile
    (philosopher)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Giovanni

Aria Giovanni

Aria Giovanni is a famed individual. Aria was born on November 3rd, 1977 in Long Beach, California.

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Nikki Giovanni

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

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Giovanni

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

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

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

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Gentile da Fabriano

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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What does the name Giovanni mean?

Gis for gem, the jewel you are.

Iis for ignite, the fire in you!

Ois for objective, always impartial

Vis for valentine, a sweetheart you are!

Ais for assertive, a great leader

Nis for name, a pleasant one indeed.

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

Iis for impartial, a great arbiter

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