Meaning and Name Origin
Joann is a very popular first name for women (#164 out of 4276, Top 4%) but a unique last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Joann for girls. Joann entered the list in 1910-1919 and reached its peak position of #77 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Joann and corresponding names. Jo, Joana, Joanie, Joanna (#327 the previous year), Joanne, Johanna (#542) and Johannah are the popular related forms of Joann. Adoption of these girl names reached its most widespread during 1940-1949 and has become much less since, with the forms Jo, Joana, Joann, Joanne and Johanna becoming somewhat dated. Joanna (#327) is the most chic birth name among these, with this name going through a resurgence in usage. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)
Joann▼ is pronounced similarly to Jan▼, Jane▼, Jann, Janne, Jean▼, Jeane▼, Jeanne▼, Jenn, Joan▼, Joane, Jone, Joyann and Joyanne. Other suggested similar baby names are Jana▼, Janna▼, Janny, Jany, Jeana▼, Jeanna▼, Jiana, Jianna, Joannue, Johana▼, Johanne, Johna, Johnna▼, Jona, Joni▼, Jonna, Jonni, Joyanna and Juana▼. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joann.