Meaning and Name Origin
Jovanna \j(o)-vanna, jov(an)-na\ as a girls' name is of Italian, Hebrew and Spanish origin, and the meaning of Jovanna is "God is gracious". Jovanna is a variant of Giovanna (Italian, Hebrew): feminine of John. Jovanna is also a form of Johanna (Hebrew): see also Joan. Jovanna is also used as a form of Johnna (Hebrew) and Jovana (Spanish).
Jovanna has 35 more different forms via Giovanna, Johanna, Johnna, Jovana: Geovana, Geovanna, Giana▲, Gianna▲, Giavanna, Giovana, Jana▼, Janna▼, Joanna▲, Joehannah, Johana▼, Johannah, Johanne, Johna, Johnelle, Johnetta, Johnette, Johnnae, Johnnie▼, Jonae, Jonalyn, Jonalynn, Jonay, Jonell, Jonetta, Jonette, Joni▼, Jonita, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonnelle, Jonni, Jonnie▼, Jovanne and Jovita.
Jovanna is an uncommon first name for females. Jovanna is an equivalently unique last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Jovanna and corresponding names. Popular varying forms of Jovanna (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 are Giana (#775 last year), Gianna (#95), Giavanna, Giovanna (#874), Jana, Janna, Joanna (#327), Johana, Johanna (#542), Johannah, Johnna, Johnnie, Joni, Jonna, Jonnie and Jovita. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during 1960-1969 and is somewhat lower today, with forms such as Giovanna, Johanna, Johnnie, Joni and Jonnie becoming somewhat dated. Giana (#775), Gianna (#95) and Joanna (#327) are three of the more fashionable names for newborns here, with Joanna enjoying a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)