Giovanni Pronunciation Italian: [dʒoˈvanni] Gender male Origin Word/name Italian Other names Related names John Giovanni is a male Italian given name (from Latin Iohannes). It is the Italian equivalent of John.
Outside Italy, the name is sometimes spelled as Geovanni, Giovonnie or Giovannie, and has become a unisex name (for example, the actress
Giovanni can also be found as a surname.
List of people with the given name Giovanni [edit ] Pope Gelasius II (c. 1060 – 1119), whose given name was Giovanni Coniulo Pope John Paul II (1920–2005), known in Italian language as Giovanni Paolo II Don Manley (born 1945), long-serving compiler of crosswords in the UK using the pseudonym Giovanni Giovanni Agnelli (1866–1945), Italian entrepreneur, who founded Fiat car manufacturing in 1899 Giovanni Amelino-Camelia (born 1965), Italian physicist Giovanni Arnolfini (c. 1400 – c. 1450), merchant from Lucca Giovanni B. Giglioni (1929-2008), American business theorist Giovanni Báez (born 1981), Colombian road cyclist Giovanni Battaglin (born 1951), Italian professional road racing cyclist Giovanni Becatti (1912–1973), Italian archaeologist Giovanni Bellini (c. 1430 – 1516), Italian Renaissance painter Giovanni Battista Belzoni (born 1778, died 1823), Venetian explorer in Egypt and discoverer of the tomb of Pharaoh Seti I Giovanni di Bernardone (c. 1181 – 1226), better known as Saint Francis of Assisi Giovanni Bononcini (1670–1747), Italian Baroque composer and cellist Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375), Italian Renaissance writer Giovanni Boldini (1842–1931), Italian painter Giovanni Borgia (1475–1497), son of Pope Alexander VI Giovanni Bosco (1815–1888), Italian saint Giovani Casillas (born 1994), Mexican footballer Giovanni Csermanek (1912–1989), later János Kádár, Hungarian communist leader Giovanni d'Aleo (born 1959), Italian long-distance runner Giovanni da Verrazzano (c. 1480 – c. 1520), Italian explorer Giovanni Dandolo (died 1289), 48th Doge of Venice Giovanni de Macque (c. 1540 – 1614), late Renaissance Franco-Flemish composer Giovanni di Giovanni (c. 1350 – 1365), Italian youth executed for practising sodomy Giovanni Evangelisti (born 1961), Italian long jumper Giovanni Ferrari (1907–1982), Italian football (soccer) player Giovanni Frezza (born 1972), Italian actor Giovanni Galbaio (8th-century–804), eighth Doge of Venice (787–804) Giovanni Girolamo Frezza (1506–1561), Italian engraver Giovanni Giacometti (1868–1933), Swiss painter Giovanni Giorgio Moroder (born 1940), influential Italian record producer, songwriter, performer, and DJ Giovanni Gozzadini (1810–1887), Italian archaeologist Giovanni Jona-Lasinio (born 1932), influential Italian theoretical physicist Giovanni Lapentti (born 1983), Ecuadorian tennis player Giovanni Lavaggi (born 1958), racing driver from Italy Giovanni Marradi (1852–1922), Italian poet Giovanni Marradi (musician) (born 1952), pianist, composer and arranger Giovanni Paisiello (1740–1816), Italian composer of the Classical era Giovanni Papini (1881–1956), Italian journalist, essayist, literary critic, poet, and novelist Giovanni I Participazio (died 837), tenth (historical) or twelfth (traditional) Doge of Venice Giovanni Passannante (1849–1910), Italian anarchist Giovanni Pico della Mirandola (1463–1494), Italian philosopher Giovanni Pisano (c. 1250 – c. 1315), Italian sculptor, painter and architect Giovanni Pittella (born 1958), Italian politician and Member of the European Parliament Giovanni Ribisi (born 1974), American actor Giovonnie Samuels (born 1985), Actress Giovani dos Santos (born 1989), Mexican football player Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835–1910), Italian astronomer Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723–1788), Italian physician and naturalist Giovanni Semerano (1913–2005), Italian philologist Giovanni Silva de Oliveira (born 1972), usually known as Giovanni, Brazilian soccer player Giovanni Spadolini (1925–1994), liberal Italian politician, the 45th Prime Minister of Italy Giovanni Targioni Tozzetti (1712–1783), Italian naturalist Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti (1863–1934), Italian librettist Giovanni Trapattoni (born 1939), Italian football coach and former player Giovanni van Bronckhorst (born 1975), Dutch football player Giovanni Vemba-Duarte (born 1991), Dutch-Angolan footballer Giovanni Visconti (1290–1354), Italian Roman Catholic cardinal Fictional characters [edit ] List of people with the surname Giovanni [edit ] Aria Giovanni (born 1977), model and adult film actress, Penthouse Pet for the month of September 2000 Joy Giovanni (born 1978), actress and former WWE Diva Nikki Giovanni (born 1943), American poet, activist and author See also [edit ]