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What does Joanna mean?

Joanna Pronunciation of Joanna as a girls' name is pronounced joh-AN-ah. Variant of Joan or Jane. Biblical: the name of several women who were disciples of Christ. Joanne is the French form. Actresses Joanna Lumley, Joanne Woodward; author Joanne (JK) Rowling. Also form of Ioanna.




VARIANTS Jo, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanne, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Johanna, Johannah

SEE ALSO Jean, Yoana

RELATIONS VIA JANE, JOAN Gianina, Gianna, Giovanna, Ivana, Ivanka, Ivanna, Jaina, Jaine, Jan, Jana, Janae, Jandy, Janean, Janee, Janel, Janela, Janene, Janet, Janeta, Janey, Jania, Janica, Janie, Janina, Janine, Janis, Janit, Janka, Janna, Jannel, Janney, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne, Jayni, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jenda, Jinna, Joan, Joane, Joannue, Johnna, Jone, Jonee, Joni, Jonie, Juana, Juanita, Vania, Vanya



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How popular is Joanna?

Joanna is a very popular first name for women (#324 out of 4276, Top 8%) but a rare last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Joanna reached its apex rank of #137 in the U.S. in the 1980s, and is at #212 currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Popular varying forms of Joanna (#212 IN 2018) ranked in the Top 2000 are Gianna (#80), Giovanna (#837), Ivana (#1187), Ivanka, Ivanna (#566), Jaina, Jan, Jana (#984), Janae (#1193), Jane (#291), Janean, Janee, Janel, Janene, Janet (#1412), Janey, Jania, Janie (#1691), Janina, Janine, Janis, Janna, Janney, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jo, Joan (#1727), Joana, Joane, Joanie, Joann, Joanne, Joeann, Johanna (#536), Johannah, Johnna, Joni, Juana (#1692), Juanita, Vania and Yoana. Other variants, like Jonee, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of Joanna was more pronounced among parents during the years 1930-1939 (USAGE OF 5.38%) and is now much lower (USAGE 0.51%, 90.5% LESS), with versions such as Jane becoming less fashionable. Joanna is a constant favorite, though Gianna is currently more frequently used.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joanna, Gianna, Giovanna, Ivana, Ivanka in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ivanna, Jaina, Jan, Jana, Janae in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jane, Janean, Janee, Janel, Janene in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janet, Janey, Jania, Janie, Janina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Janine, Janis, Janna, Janney, Jayna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jo in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joan, Joana, Joane, Joanie, Joann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joanne, Joeann, Johanna, Johannah, Johnna in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joni, Juana, Juanita, Vania, Yoana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Joanna, Jane, Johanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Joanna is alike in pronunciation to Geonna, Giana, Jaena, Jaina, Janae, Janah, Janay, Janaya, Janee, Janey, Janie, Janny, Janoah, Jeanae, Jeena, Jena, Jennay, Jiana, Jianna, Johna, Johnnae, Jona, Jonae, Jonna and Jonni. Other recommended sound-alike names are Ayanna, Canna, Channa, Dhanna, Eanna, Flanna, Hanna, Hosanna, Ianna, Ioannah (see Ioanna), Ivanna, Jaine, Jama, Jan, Jann, Jean, Jeane, Jenn, Jobina, Jolanne, Jolanta, Jolina, Jone, Jordanna, Josana, Josanna, Josanne, Josina, Jovana, Joyanne, Kianna, Lanna, Leanna, Lianna, Loranna, Luanna, Moana, Monna, Ranna, Roanne, Rozanna, Teanna, Tianna, Toyanna, Vanna, Vianna, Wanna, Yanna, Yoana and Zoanna. These names tend to be less frequently used than Joanna.