Giambattista Name Meaning & Origin
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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Giambattista is an Italian contraction of Giovanni and Battista, and is used to honor John the Baptist.
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Giambattista Pittoni, Italian baroque painter.
Giambattista Valli, Italian fashion designer.
Giambattista Basile, Italian Renaissance poet, courtier and fairy tale collector (Rapunzel and Cinderella.)
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