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What does Ioana mean?

Ioana Pronunciation of Ioana [ioana] as a girls' name has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Ioana is "He (God) has favored me". Ioana is a variant form of Ioanna (Hebrew): Greek form of Hannah.


VARIANTS Ioannah, Ioanah


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How popular is Ioana?

Ioana is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Ioana is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related names. Joanna (#306 A YEAR AGO) is the only prominent variation form of Ioana (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Ioanah, are uncommon. This relation of Ioana was favored as a birth name in the 1980s (ADOPTION OF 0.11%) and is somewhat less widespread today (ADOPTION 0.06%, 43.3% LESS). (2015 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joanna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ioana is alike in pronunciation to Aina, Auina, Ayanna, Ayonna, Ena, Enaya, Euna, Ina, Inah, Inaya, Inya, Ionia, Ionie, Ionya, Juana, Oona, Una, Unna, Wanna, Yana, Yna, Yoana, Yoanah, Yoanna and Yona. Other recommended names are Bogna, Dwana, Dyana, Etana, Gana, Giana, Hana, Honna, Iara, Idina, Idona, Ilana, Ilane, Ilena, Iliana, Imani, Iola, Iolana, Iolani, Iolanta, Ione, Irena, Ishana, Ivana, Ivanka, Ivanya, Jana, Joana, Johna, Jolana, Jonna, Lorna, Luana, Moana, Mona, Monna, Moyna, Nolana, Norna, Osana, Roana, Roanna, Rona, Ronna, Ryana, Shana, Thana, Tona, Viana and Zana. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ioana.

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