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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Joao

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Wiktionary

From Old Portuguese Joan, from Latin Iōhannēs, a variant of Iōannēs), from New Testament Ancient Greek Ἰωάννης (Iōánnēs), contraction from Hebrew יוֹחָנָ (Johanan) Jōħānān invalid IPA characters (J), perhaps from a former יְהוֹחָנָן (Yehochanan) Jəhôħānān invalid IPA characters (J), meaning "God is gracious".

  1. A male given name, equivalent to English John

Notable Persons Named Joao

João Mário is a soccer player for the Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Porto, Sporting Clube de Portugal B, Vitória F.C., Portugal national under-16 football team, and Portugal national under-17 football team. João was born on January 19th, 1993 in Porto, Portugal. João is also known as João Mário Eduardo.

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João Moutinho is a soccer player for the AS Monaco FC, Portimonense S.C., Sporting Clube de Portugal, Sporting Clube de Portugal B, FC Porto, Portugal national under-17 football team, Portugal national under-18 football team, and Portugal national under-19 football team. João was born on September 8th, 1986 in Portimão, Portugal.

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João Carlos Teixeira is a soccer player for the Liverpool F.C., S.C. Braga, Sporting Clube de Portugal, Brentford F.C., Brighton & Hove Albion F.C., Portugal national under-16 football team, Portugal national under-17 football team, and Portugal national under-18 football team. João was born on January 18th, 1993 in Braga, Portugal. João is also known as João Carlos.

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João Teixeira is a soccer player for the Vitória S.C., S.L. Benfica, Amora F.C., S.L. Benfica B, Portugal national under-16 football team, Portugal national under-17 football team, and Portugal national under-18 football team. João was born on February 6th, 1994 in Amora, Portugal.

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João Gilberto is a bossa nova, samba, and latin jazz guitarist, singing, and songwriter. He plays Guitarist, Guitar, and Vocals. His ongoing career started in 1950. João was given the name João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveira on June 10th, 1931.

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João Cancelo is a soccer player for the Valencia CF, F.C. Barreirense, S.L. Benfica, S.L. Benfica B, Portugal national under-16 football team, Portugal national under-17 football team, and Portugal national under-18 football team. João was born on May 27th, 1994 in Barreiro, Portugal.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Joao

Lucas João is a soccer player for the Sheffield Wednesday F.C., C.D. Nacional, SC Mirandela, Portugal national under-20 football team, Portugal national under-21 football team, and Portugal national football team. Lucas was born on September 4th, 1993 in Luanda, Angola.

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Infante João was royalty. He holds the title Duke of Beja. Infante was born as the child of Ferdinand II of Portugal and Maria II of Portugal on March 16th, 1842 in Lisbon. He passed away on December 27th, 1861.

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Maria João is a jazz, world music, and electronica musician. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 1983 to present. Maria was given the name Maria João Monteiro Grancha on June 27th, 1956 in Lisbon.

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Gisela João is a fado musician. Gisela was born on November 6th, 1983 in Barcelos.

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He holds the title Prince of Brazil, Duke of Braganza, and Duke of Braganza(more...). João was born as the child of Peter II of Portugal and Maria Sophia of Neuburg on August 30th, 1688 in Lisbon. He left this life on September 17th, 1688.

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Mário João is a soccer player for the G.D. Fabril, S.L. Benfica, and Portugal national football team. Mário was born on June 6th, 1935 in Barreiro, Portugal.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1918 11 0 11
1919 8 0 8
1920 5 0 5
1921 5 0 5
1923 5 0 5
1925 5 0 5
1953 5 0 5
1968 8 0 8
1969 6 0 6
1970 18 0 18
1971 25 0 25
1972 17 0 17
1973 23 0 23
1974 24 0 24
1975 18 0 18
1976 20 0 20
1977 28 0 28
1978 25 0 25
1979 31 0 31
1980 29 0 29
1981 27 0 27
1982 16 0 16
1983 15 0 15
1984 13 0 13
1985 16 0 16
1986 17 0 17
1987 17 0 17
1988 20 0 20
1989 30 0 30
1990 27 0 27
1991 22 0 22
1992 30 0 30
1993 24 0 24
1994 29 0 29
1995 22 0 22
1996 18 0 18
1997 23 0 23
1998 31 0 31
1999 28 0 28
2000 41 0 41
2001 65 0 65
2002 52 0 52
2003 38 0 38
2004 46 0 46
2005 63 0 63
2006 63 0 63
2007 43 0 43
2008 61 0 61
2009 57 0 57
2010 36 0 36
2011 40 0 40
2012 38 0 38
2013 38 0 38
2014 48 0 48
2015 41 0 41
2016 51 0 51
2017 60 0 60

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Popularity of Joao as a first name

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Popularity of Joao as a last name

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Common last names for Joao

  • Pereira
  • Silva
  • Rodrigues
  • Fernandes
  • Dasilva
  • Martins
  • Gomes
  • Goncalves
  • Tavares
  • Sousa
  • Medeiros
  • Soares
  • Coelho
  • Lopes

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Joao U.S.
  White 59.85% 64.26%
  African American 7.95% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 10.61% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 14.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Joao

People with the last name Joao are most frequently White, Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander, or Two or More Ethnicities

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Fun Facts about the name Joao

  • How Popular is the name Joao? Joao is the 7,762nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Joao was the 73,464th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Joao have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,622 babies born with the first name Joao in the United States. That's more than enough people named Joao to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Joao? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1918 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Joao first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Joao is Sunday, July 23rd, 1876.
  • What year had the most people named Joao born? The highest recorded use of the first name Joao was in 2001 with a total of 65 babies.
  • Random Joao Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Joao is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2007.
  • Weird things about the name Joao: Your name in reverse order is Oaoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aooj. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Joao? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 264 people with the last name Joao.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Joao? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Joao as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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