Ioan is a male first name.
Occurrence and significance
The name comes from the Welsh -speaking countries as a form of British first name John, and is often found in Romania.
The name means something like its original form John The Lord be merciful to me.
More Romanian variants of the name are ion, Ionel, Ionut, Ionică and Nelu.
The female form is Ioana, but which is rarely used.
Well-known bearers of the name
Male form Ioan
- Ioan Andone ( b. 1960 ), the Romanian football player and coach
- Ioan Mihai Cochinescu ( b. 1951 ), Romanian writer
- Ioan Fiscuteanu (1937-2007), Romanian theater and film actor
- Ioan Viorel Ganea (born 1973 ), the Romanian football player
- Ioan Gruffudd (born 1973 ), Welsh actor
- Ioan Holender ( b. 1935 ), Austrian singer, opera Agent and opera director of Romanian origin
- Ioan Iacob (born 1954 ), Romanian - German visual artist
- Ioan Joldea, prince of Moldova in September 1562
- Ioan Lupescu ( born 1968 ), the Romanian football player and coach
- Ioan Mavrocordat, Prince of Moldavia from June 1743 to May 1747
- Ioan Moisin ( b. 1947 ), Romanian politician, a chemical engineer and inventor
- Ioan Mircea Paşcu ( b. 1949 ), Romanian politician (PSD )
- Ioan Potcoava († 1578), Prince of Moldavia from November to December 1577
- Ioan Sabău ( b. 1968 ), the Romanian football player and coach
- Ioan Codruţ Seres (born 1969 ), Romanian politician ( PUR), Minister of Economy and Trade
- Ioan Slavici (1848-1925), Romanian writer and journalist
- Ioan Toma C. ( b. 1953 ), Romanian - German director
- Ioan Zare ( born 1959 ), the Romanian football player
- Alexandru Ioan Cuza (1820-1873), founder and first ruler of Romania
- Alexandru Ioan Mortun ( b. 1951 ), Romanian politician (PNL ), Member of the European Parliament
- Ovidiu Ioan Silaghi (born 1962 ), Romanian politician (PNL )
Feminine form Ioana
- Ioana Lambrino (1898-1953), first, morganatic wife of the heir to the throne Romanian and later King Charles II
- Ioana Olteanu (born 1966 ), Romanian rower
- Ioana - Smaranda Padurariu (* 1987), Romanian chess player
As a family
- Adrian Ioana ( b. 1981 ), Romanian mathematician
- Iulia Ionela Ionicǎ ( born 1980 ), Romanian chess player
- Male first name
- Romanian People Name
- Welsh personal name