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What does Joao mean?

Joao /joao/ as a name for boys is of Hebrew origin, and the name Joao means "God is gracious". Joao is a Portuguese form of John (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


Joao has 30 relations via John: Anno, Ean, Eian, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Gian, Ian, Ivan, Iwan, Jack, Jan, Janko, Janos, Jean, Jehan, Jens, Jian, Jock, Jocko, Johan, Johann, Johnn, Johon, Jon, Jona, Jovan, Juan, Juwan and Sean.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jolal, Joro, ..

(female) Joaone, Joco, ..

How popular is Joao?

Joao is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a somewhat prominent last name for both adults and children (#94227 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Joao for boys. Joao entered the list in 2001 and reached its peak position of #1752 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

Joao is pronounced similarly to Ja-, Jae, Jai, Jay, Jaye, Je-, Jeh, Joe and Joey. Other recommended names are Adao, Jaap, Jaco, Jago, Jak, Jan, Jano, Jaq, Jax, Jean, Jeno, Jian, Jino, Jiro, Jo, Joab, Joash, Job, Jobe, Joby, Jock, Jocko, Jodi, Jody, Joed, Joel, Johan, Johar, John, Johon, Jomal, Jomar, Jon, Jona, Jonah, Jonas, Jonn, Joop, Joos, Joram, Joran, Jordao, Jorg, Jori, Jorn, Joron, Jory, Jose, Josh, Joss, Jovan, Jove, Jovi, Jovon and Juan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Joao.