Joanna - girls name

Joanna name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 89%

Joanna name meaning:

The name Joanna is of Hebrew origin and has a rich history. It is a feminine variant of the name John, which means "God is gracious" or "Yahweh is gracious." This beautiful name carries a deep spiritual and religious significance. It is derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan, mentioned in the Old Testament, and was commonly used during the Medieval period.

Girls named Joanna are often characterized as strong, compassionate, and independent. They possess a natural charm and charisma that draws people towards them. Joannas are known for their ability to connect with others on a deep level and their genuine care for the well-being of those around them. They have a nurturing nature and are often seen as reliable and trustworthy individuals.

Joanna is a name that symbolizes the concept of grace and blessings, as its meaning suggests. It reflects a person with a kind heart and a positive outlook on life. Girls named Joanna tend to bring joy and happiness into the lives of others, often becoming a source of inspiration and comfort. Overall, the name Joanna represents a person who embodies divine grace and carries an aura of warmth and love.

Origin: Hebrew

Form of Joanne. God is gracious.

Related names

Joanne , Joann, Joanna , Jodi, Johanna , Juanita

Other girls names beginning with J


Overall UK ranking: 603 out of 5581

64 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (792)

Historical popularity of Joanna

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