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Vanek

What does Vanek mean?

Vanek Pronunciation of Vanek [vanek] as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Vanek is "God is gracious". Vanek is a variant form of John (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.

Variations

19 different relations via John: Ean, Hannes, Hanno, Hans, Hansel, Hansl, Ian, Jack, Jan, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Shane, Vanko, Vanya, Yanni, Yanno and Zane.

Creative forms:
(male) Varnek, Vaunek, ..

(female) Vaneko, Vanes, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vanek Eitan (V.E.), ..

How popular is Vanek?

Vanek is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for all people (#10811 out of 150436, Top 7%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular variation forms of Vanek (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000 are Ean (#977 from recent data), Hannes, Hans (#1411), Hansel (#1709), Ian (#76), Jack (#40), Jan (#1677), John (#26), Shane (#295) and Zane (#233). Other forms, like Janos, are uncommon. These forms of Vanek were at the peak of their popularity a century ago (median #1441) and have become significantly less common since (#844, 83%). John has been the most recognizable form, although Ean seems to be gaining favor too, while versions like Hans have lost favor. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ean, Hans, Hansel, Ian, Jack in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jan, John, Shane, Zane in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Hannes, Ian, Jack, John, Shane, Zane outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Barek, Damek, Danek, Darek, Fabek, Garek, Jarek, Malek, Marek, Radek, Stanek, Tarek, Vale, Valen, Van, Vance, Vander, Vane, Vann, Vivek and Zarek. These names tend to be more commonly used than Vanek.

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