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What does Ioannis mean?

Ioannis Pronunciation of Ioannis [ioan-nis] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Ioannis is "God is gracious". Ioannis is a variant form of John (Hebrew). Ioannis is also a form of Yannis (Greek, Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


14 alternative forms via John, Yannis: Giannes, Gianni, Giannis, Giannos, Hannes, Ioannes, Ivann, Jianni, Joannes, Johannes, Johnnie, Jonnie, Jovanni and Yanni.

Creative forms:
(male) Ionis, Vannis, ..

(female) Ioanez, Ioannia, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ioannis Zavion (I.Z.), ..

How popular is Ioannis?

Ioannis is an unusual given name for males. Ioannis is an unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. John (#26 from recent data), Gianni (#564), Jovanni (#1049), Johnnie (#1531), Hannes, Jonnie and Johannes are the prominent varying forms of Ioannis (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Ioannis were popular as baby names a century ago (adoption of 8.26%) and have become much less popular since (adoption 0.58%, down 92.9%), with versions such as John becoming somewhat outmoded. John is the clear favorite, though Gianni has gained in popularity over time. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gianni, John, Johnnie, Jonnie, Jovanni in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannes, Johannes, John outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ioannis is pronounced similarly to Ennis, Innes, Innis, Inniss and Ioanis. Other suggested similar names are Dennis, Francis, Imani, Ioachim, Ioakim, Isais, Landis, Stennis and Tannis. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ioannis.

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