What does Joni mean?
Joni \j(o)-ni\ as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Joni means "God is gracious". Joni is a derivative of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine form of John. Joni is also a form of Joan (Hebrew). Joni is also used as a form of Johnna (Hebrew). See also Jonina.
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▼.
Joni▼ has 28 more different forms 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.
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)
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Joni for girls. Joni entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #323 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Popular alternative forms of Joni are Gene, Jan, Jana, Janae (#932 a year ago), Jane (#322), Janel, Janet, Janice, Janie, Janine, Janis, Janna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Joan, Joana, Joanie, Joanna (#327), Johnna, Johnnie, Jonna, Jonnie and Juana. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.5006%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.0568%, down 88.7%), with versions such as Janae, Janet, Janice, Joan and Johnna falling out of fashion. Joanna (#327) is the most trendy baby name here, with this name going through a revival in popularity. Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Joni and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Joni▼ is pronounced similarly to Janai, Jena▼, Jenai, Jenni, Jina, Jinia, Jinni, Jona, Junia and Juno. Other suggested similar baby names are Jami▼, Jann, Jen, Jenn, Joann▼, Jobi, Joci, Jodi▼, Joi, Joli, Jori, June, Loni, Noni, Roni and Toni▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Joni.