What does Joanna mean?
Joanna \jo(an)-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced joh-AN-ah. Variant of Joan or Jane. Biblical: the name of several women who were disciples of Christ. Joanne is the French form. Actresses Joanna Lumley, Joanne Woodward; author Joanne (JK) Rowling.
Joanna is a very popular first name for women (#324 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Joanna for girls. Joanna reached its apex rank of #137 in the U.S. during 1980-1989, and is at #327 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular varying forms of Joanna (#327 in 2014) ranked in the Top 1000 are Gianna (#95 in 2014), Ivanna (#664), Jana, Jane (#322), Janna, Jean, Jeanne, Jo, Joan, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanne, Johanna (#542), Johannah, Johnna and Juana. Adoption of these girl names was at its peak during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.5003%) and is now much lower (usage 0.1694%, down 66.1%), with versions such as Joann, Joanne, Johanna, Johnna and Juana falling out of fashion. Gianna (#95), Ivanna (#664) and Joanna (#327) are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation, with Joanna undergoing a revival in popularity. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Joanna and affiliated names. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Joanna is alike in pronunciation to Jaena, Janea, Jannae, Jannah, Jeana▼, Jeanna▼, Jenna, Jiana, Jianna, Johna, Johnnae, Jona, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonni and Joyanna. Other recommended similar baby names are Jann, Janne, Johana▼, Johanne, Jolanna, Josanna, Jovanna, Joyann, Joyanne, Roanna, Yoanna and Zoanna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Joanna.