Giovanni (name)

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Pronunciation Italian: [dʒoˈvanni]
Gender male
Word/name Hebrew, via Italian
Meaning "YHWH is Gracious"
Other names
Related names John, Evan, Hans, Juan, Hovhannes, Ian, Ioan, Ioane, Ivan, Iven, Ifan, Jack, Jackson, Jan, Jane, Janez, Jean, Jhon, Joan, João, Johan/Johann, Johanan, Johannes, Jonne, Jovan, Juhani, Seán, Shane, Siôn, Yahya, Yohannes

Giovanni (US: /dʒoˈvɑni/) is a male Italian given name (from Latin Iohannes). It is the Italian equivalent of John. Giovanni can also be found as a surname. It is sometimes spelled as Geovanni, Giovonnie or Giovannie when used as an English female name. Its female counterpart is Giovanna.

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  • Aria Giovanni (born 1977), model and adult film actress, Penthouse Pet for the month of September 2000
  • Joy Giovanni (born 1978), actress and former WWE Diva
  • Nikki Giovanni (born 1943), American poet, activist and author


  • Don Manley (born 1945), a compiler of crosswords known as Giovanni

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