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Meaning and name origin

Joao \joao\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joao is "God is gracious". Joao 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 not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Joao and its source form. The only variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is John. (2015 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of John in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Joao is also pronounced similarly to Ja-, Jae, Jai, Jay, Joe and Joey. Other suggested similar baby names are Jo and Joab. These names tend to be more commonly used than Joao.


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