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What does Joana mean?

Joana Pronunciation of Joana [joana] as a name for girls is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of the name Joana is "God is gracious". Joana is an alternate form of Jane (Hebrew): originally a feminine variant of John. Joana is also a derivative of Joanna.

Associated with: gracious.


Joana has 21 variants: Jana, Janae, Janaye, Janee, Janey, Jania, Janie, Janna, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jeanie, Jeni, Jenie, Jinna, Joanie, Joeanna, Johnna, Joni and Jonie.

35 more different relations via Jane, Joanna: Gianna, Ivana, Ivanka, Ivanna, Jaina, Jaine, Jan, Jandy, Janean, Janel, Janela, Janet, Janeta, Janica, Janina, Janis, Janit, Janka, Jayne, Jayni, Jean, Jeanne, Jenda, Jo, Joan, Joann, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanne, Johanna, Johannah, Juana, Juanita, Vania and Vanya.

Creative forms:
(female) Joanaz, Joani, ..

(male) Joaan, Joaja, ..

Middle name pairings:
Joana Joslyn (J.J.), ..

How popular is Joana?

Joana is a very popular first name for females (#2077 out of 4276, Top 49%) but a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Joana was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #698 in the U.S. in the year 2001, but is not ranked currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Gianna (#96 via latest list), Ivana (#1301), Ivanna (#614), Jaina (#1836), Jan, Jana (#1011), Janae (#1003), Jane (#288), Janean, Janee, Janel, Janet (#1487), Janey, Jania, Janie (#1396), Janina, Janis, Janna, Janney, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Jo, Joan (#1990), Joanie, Joann, Joanna (#306), Joanne, Joeann, Johanna (#541), Johannah, Johnna, Joni, Juana (#1915), Juanita and Vania are the prominent alternative forms of Joana ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Joeanna, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Joana was at its peak 9 decades ago (adoption of 6.07%) and is now significantly diminished (adoption 0.45%, down 93%), with forms like Jo becoming less stylish. Ivanna is the most fashionable birth name in this compilation.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joana, Gianna, Ivana, Ivanna, Jaina in U.S.

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

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

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janie, Janina, Janis, Janna, Janney in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jeni, Jo, Joan, Joanie, Joann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joanna, Joanne, Joeann, Johanna, Johannah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johnna, Joni, Juana, Juanita, Vania in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Joana is alike in pronunciation to Gina, Gionna, Jaena, Janaeh, Janais, Janay, Janaya, Jannah, Janoah, Janowa, Jeana, Jena, Jenna, Jennah, Jennay, Jenny, Jiana, Jianna, Jinae, Jinni, Jinny, Joannue, Johna, Jonae and Zhanae. Other recommended names are Alana, Amana, Bogna, Brana, Dana, Donna, Dwana, Etana, Ioana, Iolana, Iona, Jama, Jann, Jeane, Jeovana, Joane, Jobyna, Jocia, Johana, Joia, Jolan, Jolana, Jolena, Jone, Jonina, Joppa, Josana, Josanna, Jovana, Joyann, Leana, Liana, Lorna, Luana, Moana, Moyna, Nana, Oona, Qiana, Roana, Rona, Rosana, Roxana, Ryana, Sana, Seana, Tiana, Tona, Yoana and Zana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joana.

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