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What does Joao mean?

Joao Pronunciation of 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.


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.

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

(female) Jomi, Jota, ..

Middle name pairings:
Joao Aydin (J.A.), ..

How popular is Joao?

Joao is an uncommon given name for men but a somewhat popular last name for all people (#94227 out of 150436, Top 63%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Joao entered the list in 2001 and reached its apex position of #1752 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Joao are Ean (#977 from recent data), Eian, Euan, Evan (#67), Ewan (#1284), Gian (#1221), Ian (#76), Ivan (#138), Jack (#40), Jan (#1677), Jean (#1190), Jens, Jock, Johan (#553), Johann (#1292), John (#26), Jon (#737), Jovan (#1154), Juan (#114), Juwan and Sean (#211). Other forms, like Jocko, are uncommon. These relations of Joao were favored a century ago (median #1483) and have become much less conventional since (#1034, down 75%), with forms such as Jon becoming less in vogue. Ean, Ian, Ivan and Johan are four of the more fashionable baby names among these.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joao, Ean, Eian, Evan, Ewan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gian, Ian, Ivan, Jack, Jan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jean, Jens, Jock, Johan, Johann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Jon, Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Sean in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ian, Jack outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Jens, Johan, John, Sean 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, Jano, Jaq, Jax, Jeno, Jino, Jiro, Jo, Joab, Joash, Job, Jobe, Joby, Jodi, Jody, Joed, Joel, Johar, Jomal, Jomar, Jonah, Jonas, Jonn, Joop, Joos, Joram, Joran, Jordao, Jorg, Jori, Jorn, Joron, Jory, Jose, Josh, Joss, Jove, Jovi and Jovon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Joao.

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