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Quick Facts on Giancarlo

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Italian
  • Number of syllables:
  • 3
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 776
Simple meaning:
John Charles

Characteristics of Giancarlo

  • Authoritative
  • Powerful
  • Tough
  • Tenacious
  • Wealthy
  • Problem-solver
  • Achiever

Etymology & Historical Origin - Giancarlo

Giancarlo is an Italian name that essentially is the pairing of equivalent English masculine names John Charles (i.e., Gianni/Giovanni and Carlo). In Spanish, for instance, the name would be Juan Carlos, or in French Jean Charles. Giancarlo was a mid-century favorite boys name in Italy (c. 1940s and 50s) but didn’t jump over the Atlantic Ocean to the United States until the 1980s. Italian names have come into fashionable vogue among many English speaking parents regardless of their heritage and the charming Giancarlo is another boy’s name loaded with Italian appeal. Giovanni and Gianni are both Italian forms of John – names ultimately derived from the Hebrew meaning “God is gracious”. Carlo is equivalent to Charles which comes from the Germanic Carl meaning “free man”. Please see the Giovanni and Carlo names pages for more detail.

Popularity of the Name Giancarlo

The first year Giancarlo was bestowed on American baby boys with enough frequency in the United States to mark a position on the graphs was in 1986. For the remainder of the 20th century Giancarlo remained at or near the bottom of the Top 1000 list. It wasn’t until the turn of the 21st century when the name began to show some promise reaching as high as #644 on the graphs in 2008 (in more recent years, however, the name has shown declining usage). Still, Giancarlo is another Italian boy’s name to consider for parents looking for that romantic Latin flavor. Italian names for both girls and boys are going gangbusters in the U.S. right now. Both Giovanni and Leonardo are Top 150 names in America and several more are showing lots of promise: Mario, Luca, Dante, Sergio, Marco, Romeo, Rocco and Orlando to name just a few. Fans of the Miami Marlins are familiar with the name when baseball player and Marlin outfielder Mike Stanton started going by Giancarlo Stanton in 2012 (his actual first birth name). Giancarlo is one of the lesser used of the Italian names currently in U.S. circulation which makes him a more original choice. There’s also the similar sounding Giacomo (pronounced JAH-ko-mo) which is the Italian equivalent of James a name the musician Sting chose for one of his sons in 1995.
Popularity of the Boy Name Giancarlo
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Giancarlo

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Giancarlo

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Giancarlo

    Giancarlo We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Giancarlo.

  • Popular Songs on Giancarlo

    Popular Songs on Giancarlo

    Giancarlo - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Giancarlo.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Giancarlo

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Giancarlo

    Giancarlo - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Giancarlo.

  • Famous People Named Giancarlo

    Famous People Named Giancarlo

    Famous People Named Giancarlo - Giancarlo Baghetti (Italian race car driver); Giancarlo Esposito (actor); Giancarlo Fisichella (Italian race car driver); Giancarlo Giannini (Italian actor); Giancarlo Stanton (baseball player, formerly known as Mike Stanton)

  • Children of Famous People Named Giancarlo

    Children of Famous People Named Giancarlo

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Giancarlo - Francis Ford Coppola (director, named his son Gian-Carlo)

  • Historic Figures

    Giancarlo - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Giancarlo - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Giancarlo.

Personality of the Boy Name Giancarlo

The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done.  They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.

Variations of the Baby Name - Giancarlo

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