What does Joan mean?
Joan [joan] as a girls' name is pronounced jone. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joan is "God is gracious". Medieval feminine version of John. Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, is portrayed as a national and political hero, as well as a religious heroine. She was canonized in 1920. The name was neglected for Jane by the 17th century. See also Joanna and Siobhan. Actresses Joan Crawford, Joan Collins; singer Joan Baez; comedienne Joan Rivers; musician Joni Mitchell; marathon runner Joan Benoit.
50 more different relations via Jane, Joanna, Joni, Siobhan: Iva▼, Ivana, Jaina, Jaine, Jan▼, Jana▼, Janae, Jandy, Janean, Janee, Janel▼, Janet▼, Janey, Jania, Janie▼, Janis▼, Janit, Janka, Janna▼, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne▼, Jayni, Jean▼, Jeanie▼, Jeanne▼, Jeni, Jess, Jinna, Jo▼, Joana▼, Joann▼, Joanna, Joanne▼, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Johanna, Johna, Johnna, Jonae, Jonay, Jonie, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonni, Jonnie, Juana and Sioban.
1 masculine form: Shavon.Creative forms:
(female) Joani, Joanni, ..
(male) Join, Joman, .. Middle name pairings:
Joan Taliah (J.T.), ..
How popular is Joan?
Joan is a very prominent first name for females (#62 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#60706 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Joan reached its peak position of #7 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is currently at #1990. (Top Baby Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Joan (#1990 the previous year) are Iva, Ivana (#1301 the previous year), Jaina (#1836), Jan, Jana (#1011), Janae (#1003), Jane (#288), Janean, Janee, Janel, Janet (#1487), Janey, Jania, Janie (#1396), Janis, Janna, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Jess, Jo, Joana, Joane, Joanie, Joann, Joanna (#306), Joanne, Jody, Joeann, Johanna (#541), John, Johna, Johnna, Joni, Jonna, Jonnie, Juana (#1915), Shavonne, Shona and Siobhan. These forms of Joan reached the top of their popularity 85 years ago (median #1202) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1797, down 96%).
Joan▼ is pronounced similarly to Jann, Janne, Jeane, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Jin, Joyann, Joyanne, June▼, Jyn and Zhane▼. Other suggested similar names are Adan, Dian, Doran, Dowan (see Dawn), Dwan, Dyan, Elan, Eman, Evan, Fan, Fran, Iman, Ja-, Jae, Jas, Jay, Jazan, Jeana, Jiana, Jobi, Joby, Joci, Joda, Jodean, Jodi▼, Joey, Johana, Joi, Joia, Joie, Jola, Jolan, Jolana, Jolean, Joli, Jolin, Joly, Jolyn, Jona, Jorah, Jordan▼, Jori, Josana, Joss, Josy, Jovana, Joy▼, Joya, Joye, Lean, Logan▲, Nan▼, Nolan, Rian, Rowan▲, Ryan▲, San, Sean, Shan, Sian, Sloan▲ and Van. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joan.See names in meaning and etymology.