Giovanna – Scary Mommy

Giovanna

The female form of Giovanni, which is the Latinate equivalent of John - so this is basically an Italian/Spanish Joanna, and it means "the Lord is gracious." Hopefully little Giovanna is gracious, too, when it comes to sharing things like Halloween candy with her deserving parents. Otherwise you'll have to sneak some. Like you won't anyway.

Nicknames:

Gio, Gia, Giovi, Gigi, Vani, Vanna, Anna.

Famous people named Giovanna:

Actresses Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Giovanna Ralli, Giovanna Prado, and Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini; Olympic fencer Giovanna Trillini.

Fun fact:

Giuseppe Verdi composed an opera called Giovanna d'Arco, or "Joan of Arc."

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