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Joao meaning and name origin
Joao \joao\ as a boy's name has the meaning "God is gracious" and is a variant of John (Hebrew), biblical: the name of the longest-lived of the 12 apostles, who was especially loved by Christ.
Joao is also pronounced similarly to Ja-, Jae, Jai, Jay, Joe and Joey. Other suggested similar baby names are Jo and Joab.
Popularity of Joao
Joao is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
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