What does Joanna mean?
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.
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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.