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since 1880

Joanna

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: God is Gracious
  • #632 All Time
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5.1m John (Hebrew)
485k Joan (Hebrew)
481k Jean (English)
368k Jane (English)
338k Juan (Spanish)
211k Joanne (English)
163k Jeanne (French)
76k Jan (Dutch)
49k Johanna (German)
44k Jana (Slavic)
36k Jeannie (French)
28k Jayne (American)

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 26 26 0
1881 21 21 0
1882 15 15 0
1883 33 33 0
1884 24 24 0
1885 40 40 0
1886 35 35 0
1887 32 32 0
1888 37 37 0
1889 27 27 0
1890 33 33 0
1891 36 36 0
1892 42 42 0
1893 36 36 0
1894 44 44 0
1895 29 29 0
1896 37 37 0
1897 50 50 0
1898 42 42 0
1899 40 40 0
1900 37 37 0
1901 31 31 0
1902 26 26 0
1903 45 45 0
1904 37 37 0
1905 41 41 0
1906 40 40 0
1907 32 32 0
1908 54 54 0
1909 48 48 0
1910 49 49 0
1911 59 59 0
1912 73 73 0
1913 94 94 0
1914 81 81 0
1915 147 147 0
1916 168 168 0
1917 170 170 0
1918 180 180 0
1919 165 165 0
1920 167 167 0
1921 160 160 0
1922 185 185 0
1923 199 199 0
1924 208 208 0
1925 236 236 0
1926 281 281 0
1927 238 238 0
1928 285 285 0
1929 273 273 0
1930 359 359 0
1931 331 331 0
1932 337 337 0
1933 367 367 0
1934 480 480 0
1935 424 424 0
1936 361 361 0
1937 438 438 0
1938 427 427 0
1939 390 390 0
1940 414 414 0
1941 417 417 0
1942 503 503 0
1943 514 514 0
1944 453 453 0
1945 427 427 0
1946 498 498 0
1947 509 509 0
1948 515 515 0
1949 464 464 0
1950 478 478 0
1951 443 443 0
1952 408 408 0
1953 411 411 0
1954 471 471 0
1955 455 455 0
1956 483 483 0
1957 582 582 0
1958 664 664 0
1959 752 752 0
1960 820 820 0
1961 865 865 0
1962 833 833 0
1963 886 886 0
1964 877 877 0
1965 908 908 0
1966 890 890 0
1967 862 855 7
1968 1,036 1,036 0
1969 1,219 1,214 5
1970 1,334 1,329 5
1971 1,371 1,371 0
1972 1,424 1,424 0
1973 1,662 1,662 0
1974 1,781 1,774 7
1975 1,702 1,696 6
1976 1,725 1,718 7
1977 1,563 1,563 0
1978 1,355 1,348 7
1979 1,399 1,389 10
1980 1,733 1,725 8
1981 1,835 1,825 10
1982 1,848 1,834 14
1983 2,127 2,120 7
1984 3,347 3,326 21 #88 girl name
1985 2,793 2,770 23 #99 girl name
1986 2,242 2,222 20
1987 2,074 2,054 20
1988 2,218 2,203 15
1989 2,132 2,116 16
1990 2,241 2,230 11
1991 1,962 1,951 11
1992 1,836 1,822 14
1993 1,648 1,637 11
1994 1,630 1,623 7
1995 1,603 1,595 8
1996 1,404 1,404 0
1997 1,409 1,409 0
1998 1,281 1,281 0
1999 1,331 1,324 7
2000 1,350 1,350 0
2001 1,559 1,554 5
2002 1,333 1,333 0
2003 1,308 1,302 6
2004 1,284 1,276 8
2005 1,166 1,166 0
2006 1,288 1,288 0
2007 1,389 1,389 0
2008 1,192 1,192 0
2009 1,109 1,104 5
2010 1,063 1,063 0
2011 972 972 0
2012 963 963 0
2013 942 942 0
2014 1,015 1,010 5

Want to know about the populiarty of Joanna? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 99,402 babies born with the name Joanna in the United States. That's more than enough Joannas to occupy the territory of Jersey (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 97,857 (as of March 27, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 26 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Joanna" was in 1984 with a total of 3,326 babies. (That's a lot of baby Joannas)

According to the 1983 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Joanna" ranks #92 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 9 babies in Delaware have the same name as you in 1983. Across the entire United States a total of 2,127 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Joanna popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Joanna" mean? The list below shows the origins of Joanna as well as things modernly associated with the name Joanna such as celebrities named Joanna.

English

Origin and Meaning of Joanna

The name "Joanna" is of English origin, and it means "God is Gracious". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Joanna Krupa

Joanna Krupa is an actress and model with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1994 to present. Joanna was born in 1981 in Warsaw, Poland.

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JoAnna Garcia

JoAnna was born in 1979.

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Joanna Lumley

Joanna Lumley is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1957 to present. Joanna was born in 1946 as Joanna Lamond Lumley in Srinagar, Kashmir and Jammu, British India.

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Joanna Cassidy

Joanna Cassidy is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1968 to present. Joanna was born in 1944 as Joanna Virginia Caskey in Haddonfield, New Jersey, U.S.

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Joanna Levesque

Joanna Levesque is a singer, songwriter, and actress specializing in pop and R&B music with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1998 to present. Joanna was born in 1990 as Joanna Noelle Blagden Levesque in Brattleboro, Vermont, U.S.

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Joanna Taylor

Joanna Taylor is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1995 to present. Joanna was born in 1978 in Tooting, South London, England.

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Alternative Meanings

J is for jewel, the sparkle in your eye.

O is for ornate, nothing plain here!

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for able, for you surely are.

Your name in reverse order is "Annaoj". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Najnao". 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.

Past life for Joanna born Jan 16, 1972

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 Poland approximately on 1225. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

Name poster for Joanna

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