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What does Josanna mean?

Josanna \j(o)-sanna, jos(an)-na\ as a girls' name means "Jehovah increases". Josanna is a variation of Jo (American): an independent name and short form of names like Joanna. Josanna is also a derivative of Josephine (Hebrew).


Josanna has 2 variants: Josana and Josianna.

Josanna has 35 more related forms via Jo, Josephine: Jodean, Joetta, Jolana, Joleesa, Jolene, Jolinda, Joline, Jolisa, Jolissa, Jolyn, Jolynn, Jomarie, Jonessa, Jonetia, Jonisa, Jorene, Josanne, Josee, Josefa, Josefena, Josefene, Josefina, Josefine, Josepha, Josephe, Josephina, Josephyna, Josetta, Josette, Josey, Josiane, Josianne, Josie, Josy and Jozsa.


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 popularity of Josanna and affiliated names. Jo, Joetta, Jolene (#720 a year ago), Joline, Josefa, Josefina, Josefine, Josephine (#147), Josette and Josie (#254) are the popular related forms of Josanna (#unlisted). These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during 1930-1939 and have become much less popular since, with the forms Jo, Jolene, Josefa and Josefina becoming less trendy. Josephine (#147) and Josie (#254) are two of the more trendy girl names in this list, with both names undergoing a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jo, Joetta, Jolene, Josefa, Josefina, Josephine, Josette, Josie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joline, Josefine, Josephine outside U.S.

Similar Names

Josanna is pronounced similarly to Josina. Other suggested similar baby names are Hosanna, Joanna, Joeanna, Johanna, Jolanna, Jovanna, Joyanna, Rosanna and Sosanna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Josanna.