[ 2 syll. jo-ni, jon-i ] The baby girl name Joni is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced JHOWN-iy- †. Joni has its origins in the Hebrew language and it is used largely in English.
Joni is a form of the English Jane.
Joni is also a familiar form of the English Joan.
Joni is also a form of the English and Polish Joanna.
See also the related form, the English Jonilee.
Joni is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1956, 0.076% of baby girls were named Joni. It was #204 in rank then. The baby name has dropped out of favor since then, and is currently of only sporadic use. In 2012, within the family of girl names directly related to Joni, Joanna was the most frequently used. Joni has primarily been a baby girl name in the last century.
Baby names that sound like Joni include Joanie, Jonee, Jonie, Jony, Jachan, Jachane, Jachann, Jachanne, Jacksen, Jacksin, Jackson, Jacqueine, Jacquine, Jacson, Jahan, Jahane, Jahanne, Jaimee, Jaimie, and Jaina.
† Pronunciation for Joni: JH as in "joy (JH.OY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)"
A famous person named Joni is Joni Mitchell, Singer, born Roberta Joan Anderson 7 November 1943, McLeod, Alberta, Canada.