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What does Joann mean?

Joann \jo(a)-nn\ as a name for girls is a derivative of Joanna: variant of Joan.


Joann has 3 variants: Joanne, Joeann and Joeanne.

Joann has 6 more different forms via Joanna: Jo, Joana, Joanie, Joeanna, Johanna and Johannah.


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)

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

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

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 the years 1940-1949 (usage of 0.5048%) and has become much less since (usage 0.1414%, down 72%), with the forms Jo, Joana, Joann, Joanne and Johanna becoming somewhat dated. Joanna (#327) is the most chic birth name among these, and there is also a resurgence in birth name usage for this name. Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the girl name Joann and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jo, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanna, Joanne, Johanna, Johannah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.