Joanna

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102k
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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Joanna

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

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From the New Testament Greek feminine form of John.

  1. A female given name.
  2. (biblical) One of the women following Jesus.

Joanna was also found in the following language(s): Polish and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Joanna

JoJo is a pop music and contemporary r&b musician. She has had major accomplishments since 1998. JoJo was given the name Joanna Noëlle Blagden Levesque on December 20th, 1990 in Brattleboro, Vermont, U.S.

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Joanna Lumley is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1957. Joanna was given the name Joanna Lamond Lumley on May 1st, 1946 in Srinagar.

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Joanna was born on August 18th, 1987 in Olsztyn.

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Joanna was given the name Joanna Caroline Newsom on January 18th, 1982 in Nevada City, California.

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Joanna Krupa is an actress, model, actor, and model (people). Joanna was born on April 23rd, 1979 in Warsaw.

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Joanna was royalty. She has had major accomplishments since 1504. Joanna was born as the child of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile on November 6th, 1479 in Toledo, Spain. She passed away on April 12th, 1555.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Joanna

Joanna was royalty. She has had major accomplishments since 1504. Joanna was born as the child of Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile on November 6th, 1479 in Toledo, Spain. She passed away on April 12th, 1555.

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Dusik was born on May 29th, 1989 in Oświęcim.

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How popular is the baby 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 274 274 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 463 463 0
1950 478 478 0
1951 444 444 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 665 665 0
1959 752 752 0
1960 820 820 0
1961 865 865 0
1962 834 834 0
1963 887 887 0
1964 877 877 0
1965 909 909 0
1966 890 890 0
1967 863 856 7
1968 1,035 1,035 0
1969 1,220 1,215 5
1970 1,334 1,329 5
1971 1,371 1,371 0
1972 1,423 1,423 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 1,398 1,388 10
1980 1,733 1,725 8
1981 1,835 1,825 10
1982 1,849 1,835 14
1983 2,128 2,121 7
1984 3,348 3,327 21 #88 girl name
1985 2,794 2,771 23 #99 girl name
1986 2,243 2,223 20
1987 2,074 2,054 20
1988 2,219 2,204 15
1989 2,131 2,115 16
1990 2,242 2,231 11
1991 1,961 1,950 11
1992 1,836 1,822 14
1993 1,650 1,639 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 1,332 1,325 7
2000 1,349 1,349 0
2001 1,559 1,554 5
2002 1,333 1,333 0
2003 1,308 1,302 6
2004 1,285 1,277 8
2005 1,167 1,167 0
2006 1,288 1,288 0
2007 1,390 1,390 0
2008 1,193 1,193 0
2009 1,109 1,104 5
2010 1,064 1,064 0
2011 973 973 0
2012 969 969 0
2013 945 945 0
2014 1,023 1,018 5
2015 1,059 1,059 0
2016 1,263 1,263 0

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Popularity of Joanna as a first name

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Common last names for Joanna

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  • Johnson
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Fun Facts about the name Joanna

  • How Popular is the name Joanna? Joanna is the 632nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Joanna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 101,758 babies born with the first name Joanna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Joanna to occupy the territory of Aruba (the Netherlands) with an estimated population of 101,484 (as of September 29, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Joanna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 26 new born babies.
  • When was Joanna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Joanna is Wednesday, July 17th, 1867.
  • What year had the most people named Joanna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Joanna was in 1984 with a total of 3,327 babies. That's a lot of babies named Joanna!
  • Random Joanna Factoid: According to the 1984 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Joanna ranks 78th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Connecticut. Imagine that, 48 babies in Connecticut have the same name as you in 1984.
  • Weird things about the name Joanna: Your name in reverse order is Annaoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aannjo. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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