What does Joan mean?
ASSOCIATED WITH gracious, medieval, canonized (saint), 17th century, rivers
VARIANTS Joane, Joanie, Joannue, Jone, Jonee, Joni▼
SEE ALSO Jody, Johanna, Shavonne, Shona
OTHER FORMS VIA JANE, JOANNA, JONI, SIOBHAN Iva▼, Ivana▲, Jaina, Jaine, Jan▼, Jana▼, Janae, Jandy, Janean, Janee, Janel▼, Janet▼, Janey, Jania▼, Janie▼, Janis▼, Janit, Janka, Janna▼, Janny, Jany, Jayna, Jayne▼, Jayni, Jean▼, Jeanie▼, Jeanne▼, Jeni, Jess, Jinna, Jo▼, Joana▼, Joann▼, Joanna, Joanne▼, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Johanna, Johna, Johnna▼, Jonae, Jonay, Jonie, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonni, Jonnie, Juana, Sioban
MASCULINE FORM ShavonCREATIVE FORMS(female) (male) MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGSJoan Kenzley (J.K.), ..
How popular is Joan?
Joan is a very prominent first name for females (#62 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#60706 out of 150436, Top 40%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)
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Joan reached its peak position of #7 in the U.S. during the years 1930-1939, and is currently at #1727. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)
Which version is better?
Prominent related forms of Joan (#1727 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) are Iva (#1892), Ivana (#1187), Jaina, Jan, Jana (#984), Janae (#1193), Jane (#291), Janean, Janee, Janel, Janet (#1412), Janey, Jania, Janie (#1691), Janis, Janna, Jayna, Jayne, Jean, Jeanie, Jeanne, Jeni, Jess, Jo, Joana, Joane, Joanie, Joann, Joanna (#212), Joanne, Jody, Joeann, Johanna (#536), John, Johna, Johnna, Joni, Jonna, Jonnie, Juana (#1692), Shavonne, Shona and Siobhan. These forms of Joan reached the top of their popularity 88 years ago (MEDIAN #1202) and have become significantly less conventional since (#1791, DOWN 95%). Joanna has historically been the top pick of parents, although Ivana seems to be gaining favor too, while forms like Janie are now somewhat dated.
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Joan▼ is pronounced similarly to Jann, Janne, Jeane▼, Jen, Jenn, Jenne, Jin, Joyann, Joyanne, June▼, Jyn and Zhane▼. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Adan, Dian▼, Doran, Dowan (see Dawn), Dwan, Dyan, Elan, Eman, Evan, Fan, Fran, Iman▼, Ja-, Jae, Jas, Jay, Jazan, Jeana▼, Jiana, Jobi, Joby, Joci, Joda, Jodean, Jodi▼, Joey, Johana, Joi, Joia, Joie, Jola, Jolan, Jolana, Jolean, Joli, Jolin, Joly, Jolyn, Jona, Jorah, Jordan▼, Jori, Josana, Joss, Josy, Jovana▼, Joy, Joya, Joye, Lean, Logan▲, Nan▼, Nolan, Rian, Rowan▲, Ryan▲, San, Sean, Shan, Sian, Sloan▲ and Van. These names tend to be less commonly used than Joan.