Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Gianni

gender = Male
meaning = Italian form of John, derived from the Hebrew Yohanan ("God is gracious", "God is merciful")
region = Italian
origin =
related names =
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Gianni is a male Italian name (occasionally a surname), derived from the Hebrew Yohanan ("God is gracious", "God is merciful")


Gianni is abbreviation of Giovanni, Italian form of John, and is also related to Gian (in the Middle Ages Ianni or Janni). Jean is the equivalent name in French. Johannes, Hannes, Hanns, Hans, and Johann are all possible variants in German. Johannes is also used in Finnish. János is Hungarian and Ion Romanian. In Czech, Jan, Honza, Honzík, Jeník, and Jenda are used. In Ethiopian, the term Zan, corresponding to title of sovereignty, seems related to Gianni.
Name-day is June 24 (John the Baptist), in association with Lion, lucky number 5, color yellow, stone topaz, metal gold.

In ancient times, the name Gianni was used to call babies born after many years since marriage. For its religious meaning, it is the second name for diffusion in Italy. The name Gianni was not ranked among 1219 first names for males of all ages in the 1990 U.S. Census. The name Gianni ranked 24641 out of 88799 (top 28%) as a surname for males and females of all ages in the 1990 U.S. Census.

People with this name

* Gianni Agnelli (industrialist)
* Gianni Alemanno [] (politician)
* Gianni Alfani [] (poet)
* Gianni Amelio (film director)
* Gianni Antonaccio (wanna be rock star from Hanover, PA)
* Gianni Argurio [] (poet)
* Gianni Baget Bozzo (Roman Catholic priest and political expert)
* Gianni Bella [] (musician)
* Gianni Bernardini [] (writer)
* Gianni Boncompagni [] (TV producer)
* Gianni Brera (journalist)
* Gianni Bugno (cyclist)
* Gianni Chen (banana eating expert)
* Gianni Coletti [] (musician)
* Gianni Danzi [] (Roman Catholic bishop)
* Gianni Davito (high jumper)
* Gianni De Gennaro [] (policeman)
* Gianni De Fraja (economics professor)
* Gianni De Martino [] (writer)
* Gianni De Michelis (politician)
* Gianni Fabbrini [] (musician)
* Gianni Farinetti [] (writer)
* Gianni Fochi [] (scientist)
* Gianni Gavioli [] (writer)
* Gianni Ghidini (cyclist)
* Gianni Golfera [] (memory trainer)
* Gianni Guelfi [] (blogger)
* Gianni Ippoliti [] (TV showman)
* Gianni Letta (politician)
* Gianni Marazzi [] (artist)
* Gianni Minà [à] (journalist)
* Gianni Morandi (singer)
* Gianni Morbidelli (Formula One driver)
* Gianni Motta (cyclist)
* Gianni Mura [] (journalist)
* Gianni Nazzaro [] (singer)
* Gianni Piu [] writer
* Gianni Riotta [] (journalist)
* Gianni Rivera (football player)
* Gianni Rodari (writer)
* Gianni Romme (skater)
* Gianni Russo (actor)
* Gianni Togni [] (singer)
* Gianni Vattimo (philosopher)
* Gianni Versace (fashion designer)
* Gianni Vignaduzzi (track cyclist)
* Gianni Zuiverloon (footballer)
* Michael Gianni Wong(A economics teacher at Beacon College)

People with this surname

* Alfonso Gianni [] (politician)
* Ettore Gianni [] (artist)
* Gary Gianni [] (artist)
* Giuseppe Gianni [] (artist)
* Pippo Gianni [] (politician)

ee also

* Gianni di Parigi (opera)
* Gianni e Pinotto contro l'uomo invisibile ['uomo_invisibile] (movie)
* Gianni Schicchi (opera)
* Prete Gianni [] (legend)
* Gianni Peluso [] (Legendary)

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  • Gianni — (spr. Dschanni), Francesco, geb. 1760 im Kirchenstaate; war Anfangs Schneider, dann in Genua u. seit 1769 in Mailand Improvisator. Bonaparte ernannte ihn hier zum Mitglied des Gesetzgebenden Raths, was er bis 1799 blieb, wo ihn die Russen in… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Gianni — m Italian: contracted form of GIOVANNI (SEE Giovanni), in very common use. Feminine form: Gianna. Pet forms: Giannino, Nino m; Giannetta, Giannina f …   First names dictionary

  • Gianni — This surname of late medieval Italian origins, is one of the many examples of what etymologically is known as The John tribe , and specifically the Giovanni branch. These branches include Ciacco, Iaco, Zacco, Ciapo, Giacomo, Lapo and Papo etc.,… …   Surnames reference

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  • Gianni — Provenance. Forme italienne de Jean. Vient de l hébreu yo et hânan Signifie : Dieu est miséricordieux Se fête le 27 décembre. Histoire. C est le prénom le plus répandu au monde avec ses formes dérivées, on peut fêter les Jean à différentes dates… …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

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