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Gender: female/male
Pronunciation: Jone (rhymes with phone)
Meaning: from Joan, God's gracious gift
Related Names: Jane, Jean, Jeanne, Jo, JoAnn, Joanie, Joanna, Joanne, John, Johness, Jonah, Siabhon

Length: 4 Gender: {{#if female/male



Rank in 2000s: 934


Name: joan Origin: Hebrew,,, French,,, Spanish,,, Catalan,, Meaning (no case): from joan, god's gracious gift

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  • The English name John is the transliteration of the Greek name Johannes, and the Greek name Johannes is the transliteration of the Hebrew name Johanan. Joan is the Middle English feminine version of Johna, although Joan was not established as a primarily female name until the 17th century.


  • In the 1990 U.S. Census, Joan was the 62nd most popular name.
  • In the 1940s, Joan was the 14th most popular name, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.
  • For children born in the year 2006, Joan was the 978th most popular name according to the U.S. Social Security Administration.
  • In 2005, it was the 1000th most popular name. In 2004 and 2003, the name did not crack the top 1000 list.
  • In 2002, 2001 and 2000 it was the 777th, 864th and 913th most popular name given to babies, respectively.



  • Song "Visions of Johanna" by Bob Dylan.
  • Song "Joanna" by Kool and the Gang.
  • A serif typeface designed by Eric Gill in the 19th century and named for one of his daughters.


  • Joan of Arc, lived from 1412 until 1431 and led the French army to several important victories. She was convicted her of heresy by a British ecclesiastical court and was burned at the stake by the English when she was nineteen years old. Twenty-four years later, the Vatican reviewed the decision of the ecclesiastical court, found her innocent, and declared her a martyr. She was beatified in 1909 and canonized as a saint in 1920.
  • American actress Joan Crawford whose real name is Lucille LeSueur. Born March 23, 1905 in San Antonio, Texas. Died June 10, 1977 in New York, NY.
  • American folksinger Joan Baez born January 9, 1941 in Staten Island, NY.
  • American comedienne, talk show host, costume-jewelry hawker Joan Rivers born Joan Sandra Molinsky on June 8, 1933.
  • American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and actress Joan Jett was born Joan Marie Larkin on September 22, 1958 in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
  • The term "Darby and Joan" refers to a happily married couple who lead a placid, uneventful life.
  • Australian operatic mezzo soprano Dame Joan Sutherland was born November 7, 1926 in Sydney.
  • Oscar-winning film American actress Joan Fontaine born Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland in Tokyo, Japan on October 22, 1917. She is the younger sister of actress Olivia de Havilland.



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Author: Kelly Campbell

Facts about JoanRDF feed
Gender female/male  +
Length 4  +
Meaning from Joan, God's gracious gift  +
Meaningnc from joan, god's gracious gift  +
Name joan  +
Origin Hebrew  +, French  +, Spanish  +, and Catalan  +
Popularity 3  +
Pronunciation Jone (rhymes with phone)  +
Rank in 2000s 934  +
Related Jane  +, Jean  +, Jeanne  +, Jo  +, JoAnn  +, Joanie  +, Joanna  +, Joanne  +, John  +, Johness  +, Jonah  +, and Siabhon  +
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