What does Joni mean?
Joni /joni/ as a girls' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Joni means "God is gracious". Joni is a version, with the prefix Jo-, 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.
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 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.Kreatif forms: Jini, Joanni. [more]
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)
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 via latest list), 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 forms of Joni was at its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.501%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.057%, down 89%). Joanna has been the most recognizable form, while versions such as Janae, Janet, Janice, Joan and Johnna are no longer trendy. 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 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 baby names are Deni, Jami▼, Jann, Jen, Jenn, Joann▼, Jobi, Joci, Jodi▼, Joi, Jola, Joli, Jori, Josie▲, Josy, June▲, Kani, Keni, Kioni, Loni, Noni, Oni, Roni, Ronni and Toni▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Joni.