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Origin and Meaning of Ioana

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  • A submission from Hawaii, U.S. says the name Ioana means "Old horse in hebrew" and is of English origin.
  • According to a user from Romania, the name Ioana is of Hebrew origin and means "God is gracious".
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  1. A female given name, equivalent to English Joan.

Notable Persons Named Ioana

Ioana was born on March 3rd, 1989 in Bucharest.


Ioana was born in 1977.


Ioana was born on November 21st, 1982 in Iași, Romania.


Ioana was born on July 6th, 1976.


Ioana Maria Petrescu is a Minister of Economy, Finance, and Ministry of Public Finance (Romania). Ioana was born on July 1st, 1980 in Bucharest, Romania.


Ioana was born on April 18th, 1996 in Bucharest, Romania.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ioana

Adrian Ioana is a in the field of mathematics. Adrian was born on January 18th, 1981 in Târgu Jiu.


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International Interest for Ioana

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Fun Facts about the name Ioana

  • How Popular is the name Ioana? Ioana is the 42,700th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ioana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 67 babies born with the first name Ioana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ioana to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ioana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1998 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Ioana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ioana is Sunday, November 20th, 1892.
  • What year had the most people named Ioana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ioana was in 2003 with a total of 10 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ioana: Your name in reverse order is Anaoi. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aanio. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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