Ioannis is a Greek male name very commonly found in Greece. It is the regular and full version of name Yannis or Giannis.

Ioannis comes from the Hebrew name Yochanan, which means “gracious” or “with the grace of God” and is the Greek respective name of John.

ioannisSound of  name Ioannis: Ee-o-a’n-nis

Female Version of name Ioannis: Ioanna

Nameday of name Ioannis: January 7th

Origin of name Ioannis – St John the Baptist

For the Greek Orthodox Church, name Ioannis, comes from St John the Baptist, the ascetic persona of the Christian religion who was considered the forerunner of Jesus Christ. Additional information about Ioannis and St. John the Baptist can be found at the post for the name Giannis.

Nicknames deriving from name Ioannis

Ioannis is a very commonly used name which features a few nicknames and diminutives. The most known ones are:  Giannis or Yannis, Giannakis, Giannos, Tzanis, Yangos, Zannetos, Giannaros, Giannaras.

The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of the name Ioannis

Ioannis is a strong person and can be quite dominant. He is very dependable person and loves his family a lot. Introverted in general, but he is very open with his friends.

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