Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Giovanny

Giovanny is an Americanized respelling of the classic Italian masculine name Giovanni which itself is the Italian equivalent to John. Both the English John and the Italian Giovanni developed from the Latin “Io(h)annes” from the Hebrew “Johanan” meaning “God is gracious”. The name John – or Giovanni to the Italians – is borne by several important figures in the Bible. Most notably, John the Baptist who baptized Christian converts in the River Jordan and John the Apostle, one of Christ’s disciples and the author of the fourth gospel. John is one of the most enduring and heavily used names in the Western World, and it has produced many recognizable mutations in many different languages: Italian: Giovanni; Irish: Seán; Scottish: Ian; German: Johann; French: Jean; Spanish: Juan; Dutch: Jan; and Russian: Ivan – just to name a few. Giovanni is one of the most romantic-sounding of all the John names. Giovanny is not a legitimate respelling of Giovanni but rather an American corruption.

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Personality

OF THE BOY NAME GIOVANNY

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Popularity

OF THE BOY NAME GIOVANNY

Giovanny with a “y” first appeared on the American masculine charts in 1997; soon thereafter another misspelled form of Giovanni appeared (i.e. Giovani with one “n”) in 2002. Both of these “Americanized” versions of the classic Italian boy’s name have emerged due to the growing popularity of Giovanni in the United States. In fact, Giovanni has come quite close to achieving a spot on the Top 100 list so as this name becomes more common in America, parents react by putting their own “creative” spelling stamp on the name. Giovanny is one such example.

Quick Facts

ON GIOVANNY

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

917

PRONUNCIATION:

joh-VAHN-nee

SIMPLE MEANING:

God is gracious

Characteristics

OF GIOVANNY

Authoritative

Powerful

Tough

Tenacious

Wealthy

Problem-solver

Achiever

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Giovanny

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME GIOVANNY

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ON GIOVANNY

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Famous People

NAMED GIOVANNY

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Children of Famous People

NAMED GIOVANNY

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME GIOVANNY

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