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What does Vanko mean?

Vanko Pronunciation of Vanko [vanko] as a boys' name is a Hebrew name, and the name Vanko means "God is gracious". Vanko is a variant form of John (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


20 alternative forms via John: Anno, Ean, Hanno, Hans, Hansl, Heanno, Ian, Jack, Jacky, Jan, Janek, Janko, Janne, Janos, Jocko, Vanek, Vanya, Yanni, Yanno and Zane.

Creative forms:
(male) Vanro, Venko, ..

(female) Vanka, Vanky, ..

Middle name pairings:
Vanko Zev (V.Z.), ..

How popular is Vanko?

Vanko is an unusual given name for males but a somewhat prominent surname for both adults and children (#80812 out of 150436, Top 54%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. John (#26 the previous year), Jack (#40), Ian (#76), Zane (#233), Ean (#977), Hans (#1411), Jan (#1677) and Jacky are the prominent varying forms of Vanko (outside Top 2000). Other variants, like Janos, are seldom used. These relations of Vanko were favored as birth names during the years 1880-1889 (adoption of 8.5%) and are now significantly less conventional (adoption 1.4%, 84% less). John has historically been preferred by parents, although Ean appears to be gaining favor too, while versions such as Hans are now less popular. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Branko, Danko, Darko, Franko, Hako, Jacko, Lacko, Marko, Van, Vance, Vane, Vann and Vaso. These names tend to be more frequently used than Vanko.

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