Of Greek and Hebrew origin.
It means “graced by God”.
Giovanna is the Italian form of the Latin Iohanna, associated with the feminine name Joanna.
Derives from the Greek name Ιωάννης, which was the Hellinized Jews’ name adaptation of the Hebrew Yochanan.
Famous bearers are Giovanna Ralli, Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Giovanna Amati, Giovanna Marini, Giovanna Fletcher, Giovanna Antonelli, Giovana Lancellotti.
Giovanna Ralli is an Italian film and stage actress, best known for her roles in films such as “Villa Borgheze”, “Il momento piu bello”.
She starred next to legendary Italian actors and actresses such as Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio De Sica, Giulietta Masina etc.
In 2003 she was named “Grand Officer of the Italian Republic”.
Giovanna Mezzogiorno is an Italian theater and film actress.
She was introduced to the Italian audience when she starred in Michele Placido’s film “Del Perduto Amore”