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What does Josanna mean?

Josanna Pronunciation of Josanna as a girls' name is an American and Hebrew name, and the name Josanna means "Jehovah increases". Josanna is an alternate spelling of Jo (American). Josanna is also a derivative of Josephine (Hebrew).



VARIANTS Josianna, Josana

RELATED FORMS VIA JO, JOSEPHINE Jolana, Jolinda, Jolynn, Josanne, Josefa, Josefena, Josefina, Josepha, Josetta, Josiane, Josianne



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How popular is Josanna?

Josanna is an uncommonly occurring first name for females. Josanna is also an unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Jo, Jolynn, Josefa, Josefina, Josepha and Josephine (#91 VIA LATEST LIST) are the popular related forms of Josanna (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. These relations of Josanna were popular with parents during the years 1910-1919 (AVERAGE #1032) and have become much less popular since (#1681, 77%), with forms like Josephine becoming less trendy. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jo, Jolynn, Josefa, Josefina, Josepha, Josephine in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Josanna is pronounced similarly to Jasenia, Jesenia, Jesenya, Jessana, Jessina and Josina. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Hosana, Hosanna, Hosannah, Ioanna, Jacinna (see Jacinda), Janna, Jeanna, Jeovanna, Jianna, Joana, Joann, Joanna, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Johana, Johanna, Johannah, Johanne, Johnna, Jolanda, Jolanna, Jolanne, Jolanta, Jonna, Jordanna, Jovana, Jovanna, Jovanne, Joyann, Joyanna, Joyanne, Jumanna, Loranna, Louanna, Oksanna, Osanna, Roanna, Rohanna, Rosana, Rosanna, Rosannah, Rosanne, Roseanna, Rossanna (see Roseanne), Roxanna, Royanna, Rozanna, Soosanna, Sosanna, Sosannah, Susanna, Toyanna, Yoanna, Yohanna, Ysanna and Zoanna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Josanna.

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