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.
Joan▼ has 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.
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. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name history 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 Baby Names, 2014)
Below is a charted analysis of the history 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 forms of Joan reached the top of their popularity 64 years ago (median #493) and have become significantly less conventional since (#939, down 88%). Joanna has historically been the top pick of parents, while forms like Jean are now somewhat dated.
Thinking of names?
Joan▼ is pronounced similarly to Jann, Janne, Jeane▼, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Joyann, Joyanne, June▲ and Zhane▼. Other suggested similar baby names are Adan, Dian▼, Doran, Dowan, 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.