What does Joan mean?
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.
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.Kreatif forms: [more]
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. 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)
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 (usage of 0.5062%) and have become significantly less widespread since (usage 0.0605%, down 88%), with versions like Janae, Janet, Joanne, Jody and Johanna becoming somewhat dated. Joanna (#327) is the most chic birth name in this compilation, and there is a rekindling in birth name usage for this name. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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.