Giovanni: baby boy name meaning and popularity

Giovanni

This is the Italian version of John, meaning “God is gracious.” It just sounds so much more exotic than John, though. Like John is the friendly boy-next-door and Giovanni is the smoldering Italian exchange student. If that’s what you’re going for, Giovanni is a great name for your son.

Nicknames:

Gio, Gian, Gianni, Vanni, Nanni.

Famous people named Giovanni:

Pope Leo X (born Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici); actor Giovanni Ribisi.

Fun fact:

Giovanni has been a popular name among painters and Popes.

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