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Origin & Meaning

The name Ioan is of Romanian origin.

The meaning of Ioan is "G-d is gracious".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 7188 in baby name popularity for boys with 11 occurrences.    Less than 5 girls were given the name. 

View the Ioan Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Ioan has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Ioan to other names.


The name John, its variants and various language forms are all ultimately of Hebrew origin.

The name John itself is the English form of the Latin name Iohannes which in turn is derived from the New Testament Greek name Ioannes. The name Ioannes was a form of the Hebrew name Yochanan (יוֹחָנָן).

The name John is derived from the Hebrew elements yo an abbreviated form for the Name of the Lord and chanan meaning "grace or favor".

Besides many Biblical references, the name John has been frequently used by the royal families of Europe.

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Related Names

Ioan is a form of the name John.

The names Ioana, Ionela are all forms of Ioan.

Ioan has the diminutives (nicknames) Iancu, Ionel, Ionut.

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Would you like to fingerspell the name Ioan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

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Just for fun, see the name Ioan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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