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What does Jovana mean?

Jovana Pronunciation of Jovana [jo-vana] as a girls' name is pronounced hoh-VAH-nah, joh-VAH-nah. It is of Hebrew and Latin origin, and the meaning of Jovana is "God is gracious; father". Feminine of Jovan, which can be either from John, or Jove, the Roman Jupiter. A saint's name.

Associated with: gracious, roman, saint.


Jovana has 5 variants: Jeovanna, Jovanna, Jovena, Jovina and Jovita.

Affiliated girl name: Giovanna.

Creative forms:
(female) Jovara, ..

(male) Jovaja, Jovasa, ..

Middle name pairings:
Jovana Jackeline (J.J.), ..

How popular is Jovana?

Jovana is an unusual given name for females. Jovana is an equivalently unusual surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Jovana entered the list in 1993 and reached its highest position of #1133 in the U.S. in 2001, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jovana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jovana outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Jovana are Giovanna (#811 the previous year), Jovita, Jovanna, Jovan and John. These relations of Jovana were popular as birth names 135 years ago and are now much less widespread, with the form John falling out of fashion. Giovanna is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jovana, Giovanna, John, Jovan, Jovanna, Jovita in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jovana and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Jovana is pronounced similarly to Geovana, Geovanna, Giovana, Javona and Jeovana. Other recommended names are Aivana, Avana, Devana, Evana, Hosana, Ioana, Iolana, Ivana, Jana, Jeana, Jiana, Jilana, Joan, Joana, Joane, Joann, Joanna, Jobina, Jobyna, Joeann, Joeanna, Johana, Johanna, Johna, Johnna, Jolan, Jolana, Jolanda, Jolanna, Jolanta, Jolena, Jolina, Jolyna, Jona, Jonina, Jonna, Jordana, Jorjana, Josana, Josanna, Josina, Jovanne, Joyann, Joyanna, Juana, Jumana, Levana, Livana, Lovina, Moana, Nolana, Roana, Rohana, Romana, Rosana, Roxana, Savana, Solana, Yoana and Zorana. These names tend to be more commonly used than Jovana.

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