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Type Surname
Usage Italian
Pronounced Pron. JAW-veh  [key]

Meaning & History

From Giove ("Jupiter") the name of the chief Roman deity perhaps a nickname for someone who habitually swore per Giove "by Jove". From Sicilian ggiòve iòvi "Thursday" applied as a personal name for someone born or baptized on that day of the week. Habitational name from Giove in Terni province Umbria. Possibly from a variant of the personal name Giobbe.
Added 11/20/2023 by Paradiso36
Edited 4/28/2024 by Mike C and Paradiso36