Giovanna Amato was born on 23 December 1912, in Foggia, Puglia, Italy as the daughter of Giacinto Rosario Amato and Carmina Maria Manzelli. She died about August 1999, in Milford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 86.
Some characteristic forenames: Italian Salvatore, Angelo, Sal, Antonio, Giuseppe, Rocco, Carmine, Natale, Vito, Pasquale, Gaetano, Pietro.
Italian: from the personal name Amato, from Latin Amatus, from amatus ‘beloved’. The Latin name was favored by the early Christians, who used it in the sense ‘beloved by God’, and was borne by various minor saints.