This name derives from the Proto Indo-European and Latin “*djew > iou-pater > iuppĭtĕr > iŏvĭus > iovita”, meaning “dedicated to Jupiter, coming from Jupiter, supreme God”. Jupiter is the king of the gods and the god of sky and thunder. According to other sources the name could derive from the Latin "iuvenis", meaning "young, vigorous". Saints Faustinus and Jovita were said to be Christian martyrs under Hadrian. Their traditional date of death is 120 AD. They are patron saints of Brescia.