Meaning and name origin
Joni \j(o)-ni\ as a girl's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joni is "God is gracious". Joni is a variant of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine form of John. Also a variant of Joan (Hebrew): joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, is portrayed as a national and political hero, as well as a religious heroine. Joni is also used as a variant of Johnna (Hebrew). See also Jonina.
Joni▼ has 31 variant forms: 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, Jonnie▼.
Joni is a very popular first name for females (#615 out of 4276, Top 14%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Joni for girls. Joni reached its highest rank of #323 in the U.S. in 1950-1959. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Joni and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane (#322), Joanna (#327), Janae (#932), Johnna, Johnnie, Jonna, Jonnie, Joanie, Joni, Joan, Janna, Janie, Jayna, Jeanie, Jana and Joana. (2014 statistics).
Joni▼ is also pronounced similarly to Janai, Jayni, Jena▼, Jenai, Jenni, Jina, Jinia, Jinni, Jona, Junia and Juno. Other suggested similar baby names are Jami▼, Jan▼, Jann, Jen, Jenn, Joane, Joann▼, Jobi, Joci, Jodi▼, Joi, Joli, Jone, Jori, June▲, Loni, Noni, Roni and Toni▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joni.