The name Gianni ranked 720th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics.
Yochanan was rendered in Greek as Ioannes, which in turn was translated into Latin as Iohannes. From one or both of these intermediaries come the many modern forms of this name, including John (English), Johannes (German), Juan (Spanish),Eoin (Gaelic), and Jean (French).
Gianni Versace (born 1946, died 1997)
Made news initially with his metal-mesh gowns, and later when he was gunned down near his Florida home.