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What does Joan mean?

Joan Pronunciation of 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH gracious, medieval, canonized (saint), 17th century, rivers

Variations

VARIANTS Joane, Joanie, Joannue, Jone, Jonee, Joni

SEE ALSO Jody, Johanna, Shavonne, Shona

OTHER FORMS 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, Sioban

MASCULINE FORM Shavon

CREATIVE FORMS
(female) Joani, Nean, ..

(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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joan outside U.S.

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), 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%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joan, Iva, Ivana, Jaina, Jan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jana, Janae, Jane, Janean, Janee in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janel, Janet, Janey, Jania, Janie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janis, Janna, Jayna, Jayne, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Jess, Jo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joana, Joane, Joanie, Joann, Joanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joanne, Jody, Joeann, Johanna, John in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johna, Johnna, Joni, Jonna, Jonnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juana, Shavonne, Shona, Siobhan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jane, Joanna, Johanna, Jonna, Siobhan outside U.S.

Similar Names

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.

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