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GenderMasculine
UsageItalian
PronouncedPron.jo-VAN-nee
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Meaning & History

Italian form of Iohannes (see JOHN). The Renaissance painter Giovanni Bellini (1430-1516) and the painter and sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) were two famous bearers of this name.
DiminutivesGian, Gianni, Giannino, Nino, Vanni
Feminine FormGiovanna
Other Languages & CulturesDeshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Rashawn, Rashaun African American Gjon Albanian Yohannes Amharic Yahya, Yuhanna Arabic Hovhannes, Hovik, Hovo, Ohannes Armenian Xuan Asturian Ganix, Ion, Jon, Iban Basque Ivan, Yan Belarusian Jehohanan, Johanan, John Biblical Ioannes Biblical Greek Yehochanan, Yochanan Biblical Hebrew Iohannes Biblical Latin Yann, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick Breton Ioan, Ivan, Yoan, Ivo, Vancho, Yanko Bulgarian Joan, Jan Catalan Jowan Cornish Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanni Corsican Ivan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Vanja Croatian Ivan, Jan, Honza, Janek Czech Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, Jannick, Jannik, John Danish Jan, Johan, Johannes, Hanke, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Jo, Joop Dutch Evan, Ian, Ivan, John, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Hank, Jack, Jake, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jon, Shayne, Van English Johano, Joĉjo Esperanto Jaan, Johannes, Juhan Estonian Jóannes, Jóhannes, Jón Faroese Jani, Janne, Johannes, Joni, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Hannes, Hannu, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi Finnish Jean, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Jeannot, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick French Xoán Galician Ioane, Ivane, Vano Georgian Jan, Johann, Johannes, Hannes, Hans, Jo German Giannis, Ioannis, Yannis, Yiannis, Gianni, Yanni, Yianni Greek Keoni Hawaiian Yochanan Hebrew Iván, János, Jancsi, Jani Hungarian Jóhann, Jóhannes, Jón Icelandic Yohanes Indonesian Eoin, Seán, Sean, Shane Irish Johannes, Joannes Late Roman Jānis Latvian Sjang, Sjeng Limburgish Jonas Lithuanian Ivan, Jovan, Ivo, Vancho, Vančo Macedonian Ean, Juan Manx Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin Medieval English Jehan Medieval French Zuan Medieval Italian Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hans, John, Jone Norwegian Joan Occitan Yahya Persian Iwan, Jan, Janusz, Janek Polish João, Joãozinho Portuguese Ioan, Ion, Iancu, Ionel, Ionuț, Nelu Romanian Ioann, Ivan, Vanya Russian Juhán Sami Giuanne, Juanne Sardinian Eoin, Iain, Ian Scottish Ivan, Jovan, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Vanja Serbian Ivan, Ján, Janko Slovak Ivan, Jan, Janez, Žan, Anže, Janko Slovene Jan Sorbian Iván, Juan, Ibán, Juanito Spanish Ivan, Jan, Jens, Johan, Johannes, Jon, Hampus, Hannes, Hans, Hasse, Janne, John Swedish Yahya Turkish Ivan Ukrainian Evan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Siôn, Ianto Welsh

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