Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Jovani

Jovani is an Americanized corruption of Giovanni which itself is the Italian form of John. No matter what language you use, John remains one of the most popular and long enduring names throughout Western Christianized Culture (all thanks to the New Testament figures of John the Baptist and John the Apostle). The Russians gave us Ivan, the Germans gave us Johan and the French gave us Jean. We get Juan from the Spanish, Hans and Jan from Scandinavia, Sean from the Irish and Ian from the Scots. And of course there’s Giovanni from the Italians. Although technically speaking Jovan is a legitimate spelling of John among Serbians and some Slavs, Jovani, Jovanni and Jovanny are nothing more but American inventions (coined off Giovanni). Some might also argue that Jovani is a corruption of Jovianus, referring to the ancient Roman god Jove (aka Jupiter); Jove received his name from the Latin “Iovis” meaning “to shine”). Jove was essentially the supreme god of Roman mythology; i.e., the Roman counterpart to the Greek Zeus.

All About the Baby Name – Jovani

Personality

OF THE BOY NAME JOVANI

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 JOVANI

Jovani just appeared on the American male naming charts in 1997; quite obviously in response to the growing popularity of Giovanni. There are quite a few forms of John peppering the Top 1000 list of baby boy names in the United States. Perhaps some parents are finding them too common and overplayed and have decided to arbitrarily make up their own new spelling. Jovani, Jovanni and Jovanny are totally American in what we’d refer to as the Three Cs: coined, creative and casual. These are non-traditional names and, by nature, not for everyone. Jovani is still hanging out near the bottom of the charts but considering how much competition he has with all the other plays on Giovanni, we’re not at all surprised.

Quick Facts

ON JOVANI

GENDER:

Boy

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

920

PRONUNCIATION:

jo-VAN-ee

SIMPLE MEANING:

God is gracious

Characteristics

OF JOVANI

Authoritative

Powerful

Tough

Tenacious

Wealthy

Problem-solver

Achiever

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Jovani

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME JOVANI

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ON JOVANI

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Famous People

NAMED JOVANI

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Children of Famous People

NAMED JOVANI

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME JOVANI

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