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Popularity
485k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Joan

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: God is gracious
  • #128 All Time
Girls
Boys
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5.1m John (Hebrew)
481k Jean (English)
368k Jane (English)
338k Juan (Spanish)
211k Joanne (English)
163k Jeanne (French)
99k Joanna (English)
76k Jan (Dutch)
49k Johanna (German)
44k Jana (Slavic)
36k Jeannie (French)
28k Jayne (American)

How popular is the name "Joan" in the U.S.?



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
188012120
1881660
188211110
1883660
188411110
1885990
188616160
188715150
188814140
188921210
189018180
189114140
189232320
189322220
189421210
189528280
189631310
189733330
189840400
189928280
190057570
190152520
190265650
190368635
190473730
19051051050
190694940
19071091090
19081041040
19091421420
19101961960
19112402337
19123223175
19134124120
19145845786
19157917847
191683382310
19171,0611,04813
19181,3931,3849
19191,2641,24816
19201,6631,64716
19211,8011,79011
19222,0262,01016
19232,3252,30718
19243,0373,02215#96 girl name
19254,0544,02727#66 girl name
19265,0224,99527#51 girl name
19276,0656,03233#41 girl name
19287,8937,85736#27 girl name
192911,71911,66455#13 girl name
193015,54515,47768#8 girl name
193119,19619,11581#5 girl name
193221,13321,04588#5 girl name
193319,35319,28964#5 girl name
193419,54919,46485#7 girl name
193518,31218,22290#7 girl name
193617,14717,06780#7 girl name
193715,38515,29788#9 girl name
193814,37214,30171#10 girl name
193914,20514,14065#11 girl name
194013,35113,28863#14 girl name
194113,45213,37775#17 girl name
194214,58014,51367#18 girl name
194313,28113,22853#21 girl name
194411,97511,92253#22 girl name
194510,41910,39524#25 girl name
194611,24711,21829#28 girl name
194711,29811,27226#30 girl name
19489,2929,27319#37 girl name
19499,2449,20539#36 girl name
19508,8948,86628#40 girl name
19519,4239,40023#39 girl name
195210,29710,27225#37 girl name
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19568,1028,07725#52 girl name
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19586,8006,78020#68 girl name
19596,3696,33732#76 girl name
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19615,5665,54719#89 girl name
19624,9054,88322#94 girl name
19634,5864,56026#95 girl name
19644,1774,14730#99 girl name
19653,3023,28319
19662,7422,72517
19672,3212,30615
19681,8141,78430
19691,5811,56714
19701,3231,30815
19711,0391,02217
197274372914
197358957811
197459657917
197556155110
197647446113
197744743215
197843442014
197941540114
198044042218
198142040317
198238436123
198336334815
198434532619
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198631128526
198731227933
198831728037
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199326121546
199421517243
199520316241
199620013466
1997257144113
199822012991
199921712592
2000332163169
2001327141186
2002332111221
2003243104139
200425594161
2005277104173
200626880188
200728467217
200824168173
200924870178
201021161150
201120763144
201221979140
201323972167
201422575150

Want to know about the populiarty of Joan? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 485,181 babies born with the name Joan in the United States. That's more than enough Joans to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 12 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Joan" was in 1932 with a total of 21,045 babies. (That's a lot of baby Joans)

According to the 1932 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Joan" ranks #2 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, 2,435 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 1932. Across the entire United States a total of 21,133 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

What does the name "Joan" mean?

Joan (Hebrew): God is gracious

The name "Joan" is of Hebrew origin and it means "God is gracious". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 6 other names that are similar to this one.

J is for joy, that you always bring.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Naoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Ojan". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Where is the name Joan popular?



The map shows the relative popularity of the name Joan in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Joan

Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers is an actress, comedian, writer, and producer with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1959 to 2014. Joan was born in 1933 as Joan Alexandra Molinsky in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

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Joan Jett

Joan Jett is a singer, songwriter, musician, and actress specializing in rock, hard rock, and punk rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1975 to present. Joan was born in 1958 as Joan Marie Larkin.

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Joan Collins

Joan Collins is an actress, author, and columnist with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1942 to present. Joan was born in 1933 as Joan Henrietta Collins in Paddington, London, England.

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Chyna

Chyna is an adult biography. Chyna was born in 1969 as Joan Marie Laurer in Rochester, New York, U.S.

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Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1925 to 1972. Joan was born in 1904 as Lucille Fay LeSueur in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.

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Joan Baez

Joan Baez is a musician, songwriter, and activist specializing in folk, folk rock, country, and gospel music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1958 to present. Joan was born in 1941 as Joan Chandos Baez.

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Past life for Joan born Apr 15, 1924

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Egypt approximately on 1850. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

Name poster for Joan

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Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.

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