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Meaning and Name Origin

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.


Variations

Joan has 6 variants: Joane, Joanie, Joannue, Jone, Jonee and Joni.

For more information, see also related girl names Jody, Johanna, Shavonne and Shona.

Joan has 50 more different 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 and Sioban.

Joan has 1 masculine form: Shavon.


Popularity

Joan is a very prominent first name for females (#62 out of 4276, Top 1%) but an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Joan for girls. Joan reached its peak position of #7 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joan name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the girl name Joan and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Joan are Iva, Ivana, Jan, Jana, Janae (#932 the previous year), Jane (#322), Janel, Janet, Janie, Janis, Janna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jo, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanna (#327), Joanne, Jody, Johanna (#542), John, Johnna, Joni, Jonna, Jonnie, Juana and Siobhan. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 and have become significantly less widespread since, with versions like Janae, Janet, Joanne, Jody and Johanna becoming somewhat dated. Joanna (#327) is the most chic birth name in this compilation, with this name having a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Iva, Ivana, Jan, Jana, Janae, Jane, Janel, Janet, Janie, Janis in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Janna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jo, Joan, Joana, Joanie, Joann in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joanna, Joanne, Jody, Johanna, John, Johnna, Joni, Jonna, Jonnie, Juana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of 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, Jeane, Jen, Jenn and Joyann. Other suggested similar baby names are Jeana, Jiana, Johana, Jolan and Jona. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joan.

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