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What does Josanna mean?

Josanna \j(o)-sanna, jos(an)-na\ as a girls' name. Josanna's name origins are American and Hebrew, and the name Josanna means "Jehovah increases". Josanna is a variation of Jo (American). 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) ranked in the Top 1000. These girl names were at the peak of their popularity during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.3899%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1879%, down 51.8%), 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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.