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What does Joni mean?

Joni Pronunciation of Joni [joni] as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Joni means "God is gracious". Joni is a version of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine transcription of John. Joni is also a form of Joan (Hebrew). Joni is also used as a form of Johnna (Hebrew). See also Jonina.

Associated with: gracious.


Joni has 31 variants: Jana, Janae, Janaye, Janee, Janey, Jania, Janie, Janna, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jeanie, Jeni, Jenie, Jinna, Joana, Joanie, Joanna, Joannue, Johna, Johnnae, Johnnie, Jonae, Jonay, Jonee, Jonie, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonni and Jonnie.

28 more different relations via Jane, Joan, Johnna: Gene, Jaina, Jaine, Jan, Jandy, Janel, Janet, Janica, Janice, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janit, Janka, Jayne, Jayni, Jaynie, Jean, Jenda, Jenica, Jess, Joane, Jone, Jonell, Jonita, Juana and Vania.

Creative forms:
(female) Jeani, Jomi, ..

(male) Jome, Joro, ..

Middle name pairings:
Joni Vivianne (J.V.), ..

How popular is Joni?

Joni is a very prominent first name for women (#615 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Joni entered the list in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #287 in the U.S. during the years 1950-1959, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joni name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Popular alternative forms of Joni are Gene, Jaina (#1836 via latest list), Jan, Jana (#1011), Janae (#1003), Jane (#288), Janee, Janel, Janet (#1487), Janey, Jania, Janice (#1238), Janie (#1396), Janina, Janine, Janis, Janise, Janna, Janney, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeni, Jenica, Jess, Joan (#1990), Joana, Joane, Joanie, Joanna (#306), Johna, Johnna, Johnnie, Jonell, Jonna, Jonnie, Juana (#1915) and Vania. Usage of these forms of Joni was at its most widespread during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 5.35%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.18%, down 97%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joni, Gene, Jaina, Jan, Jana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janae, Jane, Janee, Janel, Janet in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janey, Jania, Janice, Janie, Janina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janine, Janis, Janise, Janna, Janney in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jenica, Jess, Joan, Joana, Joane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joanie, Joanna, Johna, Johnna, Johnnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jonell, Jonna, Jonnie, Juana, Vania in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Joanna, Jonna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Joni is pronounced similarly to Gena, Genie, Genni, Gina, Ginia, Ginni, Jaena, Janais, Janea, Jannie, Jeena, Jena, Jenae, Jenay, Jenee, Jenna, Jenni, Jennie, Jiana, Jinni, Jinnie, Jinny, Jona, Junae and Juno. Other suggested similar names are Anni, Aponi, Bonni, Dani, Deni, Jaci, Jami, Jann, Jen, Jenn, Jin, Joann, Jobi, Joby, Joci, Jocia, Jodi, Jodie, Joi, Joia, Joie, Jola, Joli, Jolie, Joly, Jonisa, Jori, Josie, Joss, Josy, Joya, Joye, Judi, Juli, June, Jyn, Kani, Keni, Kioni, Lani, Loni, Lonni, Nani, Noni, Oni, Roni, Ronni, Toni, Vonni and Xeni. These names tend to be less frequently used than Joni.

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