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Gianni Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \gi(an)-ni\
Number in U.S 👶 13,000
Rate in 2021 583
Numerology 🔢 9
Name origin 🌍 Italian

Gianni : Meaning, Origin and Popularity

Etymology of the name Gianni:

It is the short version of the Italian name Giovanni, which is related to John meaning God is merciful . It is a common Italian name , in Latin families with Italian heritage. Some famous bearers were Giovanni Bellini, a 16th-century Renaissance painter, and 17th-century painter and sculptor Giovani Lorenzo Bernini.

Famous people named Gianni:

Gianni Versace:

Italian fashion designer – born on December 2, 1946 in Reggio Calabria, Italy and died on July 15, 1997 in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. He founded the Versace company, an international luxury fashion house, which currently produces clothing, makeup, perfumes, and various accessories. He was the foremost Italian designer, and his work also included stage and film costumes. He has dressed numerous Hollywood, fashion and music personalities including Eric Clapton, Diana Princess of Wales, Naomi Capmbell, Kate Moss, Madonna and Elton John.

Gianni Lunadei:

Italian- Argentine actor : born on May 1, 1938 in Rome, Italy and died on June 17, 1998 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He was considered to be a versatile and talented actor, being best known for his comedic roles. His family emigrated to Argentina during World War II. He debuted his on stage in 1954 in the play They were all my children by Arthur Miller. In the cinema he debuted in 1976 with a supporting role in the film Juan que reía . His most popular role was in the 1980s television sitcom, Mesa de Noticias , in which he played Mr. De La Nata, an employee with a subservient attitude to the boss of an office, who at the same time sabotaged his colleagues. of the.

Gianni Antetokounmpo:

Greek basketball player : He was born on December 6, 1994 in Athens, Greece. He is a professional basketball player who is part of the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He started playing basketball in the youth teams of Filathlitikos in Athens. In 2013 he entered the NBA Draft where he was placed 15th for the Bucks. In 2016-2017 he led the team in the major categories and was the first NBA player to break into the top 20 in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks stats. In the 2019-2020 season he won the NBA Most Valuable Player award.

General characteristics of the most famous people named Gianni:

The men under that name are kind and very cheerful, and they like to keep a good mood to face difficult situations. They are persistent and work every day to achieve levels of excellence in their career or profession. They are also faithful friends and excellent fathers and husbands.

Meaning of name Gianni

Gianni is short for Giovanni, which are both Italian forms of John. What Gianni is to Giovanni is basically the same as what Johnny is to Juan. John is the Anglo-Saxon version of the Latin “Iohannes”, the Greek “Ioannes” and the Hebrew “Yochanan” all of which translate to “Yahweh (God) is gracious” or “God is generous”. However, John owes most of his popularity to two prominent New Testament figures: John the Baptist and John the Apostle. John has traditionally been a name of great importance since the early Christians. The angel Gabriel appeared to his father (Zechariah) stating that God will give his barren wife (Elizabeth) a son (John) to help prepare the way for the Messiah (Jesus). “And the child grew and grew strong, and he lived in the wilderness until he revealed himself to Israel.” [Luke 1:80]. The other John, the apostle John, was a fisherman, the brother of James, and a follower of Christ. He is best known as one of the authors of the four gospels of the New Testament. The Gospel of John focuses on Jesus as the "Eternal from heaven" and is considerably more theological and philosophical than the other three gospels. John is a name with many forms: Sean (Irish), Ian (Scotland), Giovanni (Italy), Jean (French), Juan (Spanish), Johann (German), Jan (Dutch), and Ivan (Russia). The name was reintroduced to Western Europeans after the First Crusade (11th century) by the Eastern Christians of the Byzantine Empire. It has become one of, if not the most, most successful male names in the history of mankind. John has borne 23 Catholic Popes, eight Emperors of Byzantium, scores of saints, many Kings and several US Presidents. In all of his many multilingual guises, John has been a favorite. Giovanni is the most traditional and formal of the Italian versions of Juan, but Gian, Gianni, Giannino, Nino, and Vanni are also used. While Giovanni is a big ranking name today in Italy, the diminutive Gianni is not. He is, however.


Gianni first appeared on the American male naming charts in 1997, the same year fashion mogul Gianni Versace was gunned down outside his Miami, Florida mansion (by a deranged gunman named Andrew Cunanan). Obviously Gianni Versace had a lot of American fashion fans because the name suddenly hit the charts at pretty respectable levels (particularly for a first time entrant). The name's popularity was relatively short-lived and seemed to be receding back into no man's land as it swung into the 21st century. Then Gianni suddenly reversed course and headed back up. It's hard to tell where Gianni is from here - this Italian stallion has only been on the American charts for less than 20 years and is still vastly underused as an independently given name. Using the name Gianni instead of Giovanni is like naming his son Johnny. In fact, Gianni and Johnny sound very similar in pronunciation. However, just because the name is Italian, it has a lot more smoothness and panache.

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Gianni?
The origin of the name Gianni is Italian.
*️⃣ How many people are named Gianni?
Almost 13000 people are named Gianni.
*️⃣ Which names are related to the name Gianni?
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