What does Josanna mean?
Josanna /jo-san-na/ as a girls' name. Josanna's name origins are American and Hebrew, and the name Josanna means "Jehovah increases". Josanna is an alternate spelling of Jo (American) with the suffix -sanna. Josanna is also a derivative of Josephine (Hebrew).
How popular is Josanna?
Josanna is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Josanna is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of Josanna and affiliated names. Jo, Josefa, Josefina and Josephine (#147 via latest list) are the popular related forms of Josanna (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. These relations of Josanna were popular with parents during the years 1930-1939 (average #266) and have become much less popular since (#786, ▼70.9%), with forms like Josefina becoming less trendy. Josephine is the most trendy girl name in this list, with this name undergoing a rekindling in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Thinking of names?
Josanna is pronounced similarly to Jasenia, Jesenia, Jesenya, Jessana, Jessina and Josina. Other suggested similar baby names are Hosana, Hosanna, Hosannah, Ioanna, Jacinna, Janna▼, Jeanna▼, Jeovanna, Jianna, Joana▼, Joann▼, Joanna▲, Joanne▼, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Johana▼, Johanna▼, Johannah, Johanne, Johnna▼, Jolanda, Jolanna, Jolanne, Jolanta, Jonna, Jordanna, Jovana, Jovanna, Jovanne, Joyann, Joyanna, Joyanne, Jumanna, Loranna, Louanna, Oksanna, Osanna, Roanna, Rohanna, Rosana, Rosanna▼, Rosannah, Rosanne▼, Roseanna, Rossanna, Roxanna▼, Royanna, Rozanna, Soosanna, Sosanna, Sosannah, Susanna▼, Toyanna, Yoanna, Yohanna, Ysanna and Zoanna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Josanna.