Meaning and name origin
Joann is a very popular first name for females (#164 out of 4276, Top 4%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Joann for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Joann and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Joanna (#327), Joanne and Joann. (2014 statistics).
Joann is also 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, Joana, Joanie, Joannue, Joeanna, Johana, Johanna, Johanne, Johna, Johnna, Jona, Joni, Jonna, Jonni, Joyanna and Juana. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joann.