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What does Joanna mean?

Joanna Pronunciation of Joanna [joan-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.

Associated with: biblical.

Variations

Joanna has 11 variants: Jo, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanne, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Johanna and Johannah.

Related girl names: Jean, Yoana and Ioanna.

53 more relations via Jane, Joan: Gianina, Gianna, Giovanna, Ivana, Ivanka, Ivanna, Jaina, Jaine, Jan, Jana, Janae, Jandy, Janean, Janee, Janel, Janela, Janene, Janet, Janeta, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janie, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janit, Janka, Janna, Jannel, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne, Jayni, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jenda, Jinna, Joan, Joane, Joannue, Johnna, Jone, Jonee, Joni, Jonie, Juana, Juanita, Vania and Vanya.

Creative forms:
(female) Joanni, Joansa, ..

(male) Joanah, Joanni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Joanna Finleigh (J.F.), ..

How popular is Joanna?

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)

Joanna reached its apex rank of #137 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #306 currently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joanna name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Joanna (#306 in 2015) ranked in the Top 2000 are Gianna (#96 in 2015), Giovanna (#811), Ivana (#1301), Ivanna (#614), Jaina (#1836), Jan, Jana (#1011), Janae (#1003), Jane (#288), Janean, Janee, Janel, Janene, Janet (#1487), Janey, Jania, Janie (#1396), Janina, Janine, Janis, Janna, Janney, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jo, Joan (#1990), Joana, Joane, Joanie, Joann, Joanne, Joeann, Johanna (#541), Johannah, Johnna, Joni, Juana (#1915), Juanita, Vania and Yoana. Other variants, like Janny, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Joanna was more pronounced among parents during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 6.08%) and is now much lower (usage 0.47%, 92.3% less), with versions such as Jane becoming less fashionable. Joanna is a constant favorite, though Gianna is currently more frequently used.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joanna, Gianna, Giovanna, Ivana, Ivanna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jaina, Jan, Jana, Janae, Jane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janean, Janee, Janel, Janene, Janet in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janey, Jania, Janie, Janina, Janine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janis, Janna, Janney, Jayna, Jayne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jo, Joan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joana, Joane, Joanie, Joann, Joanne in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joeann, Johanna, Johannah, Johnna, Joni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juana, Juanita, Vania, Yoana in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Joanna is alike in pronunciation to Giana, Gionna, Jaena, Janai, Janay, Janaya, Jannie, Janoah, Jeana, Jeanay, Jeanna, Jeannie, Jeena, Jenny, Jiana, Jianna, Jinnea, Jinni, Jinny, Johna, Johnnae, Jona, Jonay, Jonnae and Jonni. Other recommended names are Alanna, Ayanna, Deanna, Eanna, Evanna, Flanna, Honna, Hosanna, Ioana, Jaima, Jamia, Janne, Jeanina, Jeovanna, Jobina, Joehannah, Johanne, Jolana, Jolanda, Jolena, Josana, Josanna, Josina, Joyanne, Keanna, Kianna, Lanna, Leanna, Lianna, Lonna, Loranna, Luanna, Moana, Monna, Nanna, Ranna, Roanne, Rozanna, Seanna, Sianna, Teanna, Tianna, Toyanna, Vanna, Wanna, Yanna, Yoannah, Yohanna, Zoanna and Zoanne. These names tend to be less frequently used than Joanna.

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