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Meaning and name origin

Joanna \jo(an)-na\ as a girl's 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 has 11 variant forms: Jo, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanne, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Johanna and Johannah.

For more information, see also related girl names Jean, Yoana and Ioanna.


Joanna is a very popular first name for females (#324 out of 4276, Top 8%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Joanna for girls. Joanna reached its highest rank of #137 in the U.S. in 1980-1989. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Joanna and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane (#322), Joanna (#327), Johanna (#542), Johannah, Joann, Joanne, Joanie, Jean, Jo, Joan and Joana. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Joanna is also pronounced similarly to Gianna, Jaena, Jaina, Jana, Janea, Jania, Janna, Jannae, Jannah, Janny, Jayna, Jeana, Jeanna, Jenna, Jiana, Jianna, Jinna, Joannue, Johna, Johnna, Johnnae, Jona, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonni and Joyanna. Other suggested similar baby names are Jann, Janne, Jeanne, Joane, Johana, Johanne, Jolanna, Josanna, Jovanna, Joyann, Joyanne, Juana, Roanna, Yoanna and Zoanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joanna.