Giovanni Name Meaning & Origin

Giovanni

Pronunciation: joh-VAHN-ee (key)

Origin of the name Giovanni:

The Italian cognate of John (God is gracious), which is derived from the Middle Latin Johannes, an evolution of the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Joannes. Joannes is from the Greek Iōannes, a derivative of the Hebrew Yehanan, a short form of Yehohanan, which is from yehōhānān (Yahweh is gracious). The name is borne in the Bible by several important characters, including John the Baptist, a kinsman and forerunner of Christ.

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In Italy the name Giovanni is used as a form of John, but in other country's such as France, Poland, England, Mexico, Russia, United States, Canada, Germany and El Salvador it is used as a form of the more common name Frederick/Fredrick

Giovanni is NOT a form of Frederick in the United States.

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Nicknames for Giovanni: | Edit

Gio, G, Fred,Halen,Freddie/Freddy, Fritz,Van

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Famous real-life people named Giovanni: | Edit

Giovanni Ribisi, American actor.
Giovanni Boccaccio, Italian Renaissance author and poet.
Giovanni Agnelli, Italian entrepreneur (founder of Fiat.)
Giovanni Bellini, Italian Renaissance painter.
Giovanni Schiaparelli, Italian astronomer
Nikki Giovanni, American poet, activist and author.

Giovanni in song, story & screen: | Edit

Don Giovanni, an opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and based on the legendary character Don Juan.

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