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What does Josanne mean?

Josanne Pronunciation of Josanne [josanne] as a girls' name has its roots in American and Hebrew, and the name Josanne means "Jehovah increases". Josanne is a version of Jo (American). Josanne is also a variation of Josephine (Hebrew).


Josanne has 2 variants: Josiane and Josianne.

15 more relations via Jo, Josephine: Jolana, Jolene, Joline, Jolynn, Jomarie, Jorene, Josana, Josanna, Josee, Josefene, Josefine, Josephe, Josette, Josianna and Josie.

Creative forms:
(female) Jesanne, Josanie, ..

(male) Josance, Josande, ..

Middle name pairings:
Josanne Carlee (J.C.), ..

How popular is Josanne?

Josanne is an uncommonly occurring given name for women. Josanne is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Josanne (outside Top 2000) are Josephine (#131 via latest list), Josie (#251), Jolene (#735), Josette, Jolynn, Joline, Jo and Josefine. Adoption of these relations of Josanne reached its highest in the 1910s (usage of 0.79%) and has become much reduced since (usage 0.26%, 67%), with versions like Josephine becoming somewhat dated. Josie is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo, Jolene, Joline, Jolynn, Josephine in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Josette, Josie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Hosanna, Janne, Jeanne, Joane, Joanie, Joann, Joanna, Joanne, Joannue, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Johanna, Johanne, Jolaine, Jolande, Jolanna, Jolanne, Jordanne, Josaline, Josina, Josline, Joslyne, Joslynne, Jovanna, Jovanne, Joyann, Joyanna, Joyanne, Joyceanne, Louanne, Osanne, Roanne, Roksanne, Rosanie, Rosanna, Rosanne, Roseanne, Roxanne, Rozanne, Sosanna, Susanne, Yolanne, Ysanne and Zoanne. These names tend to be more commonly used than Josanne.

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