Joanne

First Name
212k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Origin and Meaning of Joanne

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

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An Old French equivalent of English Joan, revived in the 20th century and often spelled Jo Ann or Jo Anne, as if a combination of Jo and Ann.

  1. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Joanne

J. K. Rowling is a fantasy, drama, young-adult fiction, tragicomedy, and crime fiction writer. She has been prominent since 1997. J. was given the name Joanne Rowling on July 31st, 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England.

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Joanne Whalley is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1975. Joanne was born on August 25th, 1964 in Salford, Lancashire, England.

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Joanne Woodward is an actress. She was most prominent from 1955 to present. Joanne was given the name Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward on February 27th, 1930 in Thomasville, Georgia, U.S. Joanne is also known as Joanne Newman and Joanne G.T. Woodward.

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Joanne Froggatt is an actress. She has been prominent since 1996. Joanne was born on August 23rd, 1980 in Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, England, UK.

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Joanna Gleason is an actress, singer, actor, and singing. Joanna was given the name Joanne Hall on June 2nd, 1950 in Toronto.

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Joanne McCarthy is a basketball player for the Chicago Condors. She was most prominent from 1998 to 1998. Joanne was born on October 26th, 1974.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Joanne

Joanne is a pop music, rhythm, and blues singing and songwriter. She was most active from 1998 to 2002. Joanne was given the name Joanne Ruth Charlotte Accom on November 13th, 1978 in Melbourne. Joanne is also known as Joanne BZ, Accom, and Joanne Ruth Charlotte; Joanne BZ.

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Adolphe was given the name Adolphe-Laurent Joanne on September 15th, 1813 in Dijon, France. He died on March 1st, 1881.

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How popular is the baby name Joanne in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1888 5 5 0
1893 6 6 0
1895 5 5 0
1902 8 8 0
1903 9 9 0
1904 8 8 0
1905 14 14 0
1907 19 19 0
1908 19 19 0
1909 16 16 0
1910 28 28 0
1911 24 24 0
1912 35 35 0
1913 52 52 0
1914 55 55 0
1915 84 84 0
1916 118 118 0
1917 114 114 0
1918 171 171 0
1919 144 144 0
1920 208 208 0
1921 233 233 0
1922 248 248 0
1923 342 342 0
1924 475 475 0
1925 636 636 0
1926 944 944 0
1927 1,158 1,158 0
1928 1,658 1,650 8
1929 2,497 2,497 0
1930 3,163 3,153 10 #81 girl name
1931 3,767 3,756 11 #68 girl name
1932 3,743 3,731 12 #62 girl name
1933 3,734 3,719 15 #56 girl name
1934 4,562 4,543 19 #45 girl name
1935 4,581 4,563 18 #45 girl name
1936 4,322 4,305 17 #48 girl name
1937 4,355 4,333 22 #51 girl name
1938 4,262 4,250 12 #57 girl name
1939 4,242 4,223 19 #53 girl name
1940 4,436 4,419 17 #54 girl name
1941 4,672 4,664 8 #54 girl name
1942 5,363 5,342 21 #48 girl name
1943 5,280 5,269 11 #49 girl name
1944 4,540 4,529 11 #55 girl name
1945 4,633 4,617 16 #53 girl name
1946 5,508 5,503 5 #57 girl name
1947 6,075 6,064 11 #56 girl name
1948 5,510 5,498 12 #65 girl name
1949 5,755 5,746 9 #61 girl name
1950 5,500 5,494 6 #67 girl name
1951 5,359 5,359 0 #73 girl name
1952 5,361 5,353 8 #78 girl name
1953 5,888 5,883 5 #71 girl name
1954 5,431 5,431 0 #78 girl name
1955 4,997 4,985 12 #88 girl name
1956 4,679 4,672 7 #99 girl name
1957 5,117 5,104 13 #94 girl name
1958 5,935 5,925 10 #80 girl name
1959 5,351 5,341 10 #92 girl name
1960 4,884 4,875 9 #99 girl name
1961 4,612 4,612 0
1962 4,028 4,016 12
1963 3,862 3,856 6
1964 3,580 3,573 7
1965 3,160 3,149 11
1966 2,732 2,723 9
1967 2,346 2,337 9
1968 2,141 2,130 11
1969 2,092 2,083 9
1970 1,963 1,953 10
1971 1,652 1,652 0
1972 1,351 1,345 6
1973 1,300 1,300 0
1974 1,261 1,254 7
1975 1,139 1,133 6
1976 947 947 0
1977 921 916 5
1978 732 732 0
1979 759 759 0
1980 701 701 0
1981 675 675 0
1982 633 633 0
1983 563 563 0
1984 519 511 8
1985 533 526 7
1986 466 459 7
1987 466 466 0
1988 431 431 0
1989 461 461 0
1990 423 418 5
1991 398 398 0
1992 327 327 0
1993 338 338 0
1994 286 286 0
1995 274 274 0
1996 268 263 5
1997 247 247 0
1998 236 236 0
1999 211 211 0
2000 226 226 0
2001 187 187 0
2002 174 174 0
2003 176 176 0
2004 184 184 0
2005 147 147 0
2006 140 140 0
2007 148 148 0
2008 129 129 0
2009 110 110 0
2010 103 103 0
2011 93 93 0
2012 102 102 0
2013 95 95 0
2014 113 113 0
2015 96 96 0
2016 94 94 0

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Popularity of Joanne as a first name

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Common last names for Joanne

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Jones
  • Anderson
  • Davis
  • Martin
  • Wilson
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Young
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  • Clark
  • Nelson
  • Walker
  • Jackson

Fun Facts about the name Joanne

  • How Popular is the name Joanne? Joanne is the 349th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Joanne have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 211,689 babies born with the first name Joanne in the United States. That's more than enough people named Joanne to occupy the country of Samoa with an estimated population of 186,340 (as of November 7, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Joanne? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1888 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Joanne first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Joanne is Sunday, September 3rd, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Joanne born? The highest recorded use of the first name Joanne was in 1947 with a total of 6,064 babies. That's a lot of babies named Joanne!
  • Random Joanne Factoid: According to the 1961 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Joanne ranks 98th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, 259 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1961.
  • Weird things about the name Joanne: Your name in reverse order is Ennaoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anjeno. 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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