What does Joan mean?

Joan

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▼ as a girls" name is pronounced jone. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Joan is "God is gracious". Medieval feminine version of John. Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, is portrayed as a national and political hero, as well as a religious heroine. She was canonized in 1920. The name was neglected for Jane by the 17th century. See also Joanna and Siobhan. Actresses Joan Crawford, Joan Collins; singer Joan Baez; comedienne Joan Rivers; musician Joni Mitchell; marathon runner Joan Benoit.STARTS WITH Jo-

ASSOCIATED WITH gracious, medieval, canonized (saint), 17th century, rivers

Variations

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 Shavon

CREATIVE 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)


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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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Similar Names

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.