The name Giovanni ranked 197th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 794th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
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).
Arts and Music
Giovanni Bellini (born 1431, died 1516)
Italian Renaissance painter.
Furthered the Flemish tradition in his soft colors, glowing light and detailed study of nature; painted St. Francis in Ecstasy (see list of Renaissance Artists)