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Joan Meaning


What does Joan mean?

The name Joan is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Joan is "G-d is gracious".

Joan is used as both a boys and girls name.

It consists of 4 letters and 1 syllable and is pronounced Joan.

The Given Name Joan

Joan is a form of Johanne. See Johanne for further details.

Joan is a great choice for parents looking for a more unique name.

A bold name, Joan possesses great character.

A delightful name that will enchant parents.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Joan Allen, and Joan Baez.

Joan Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 1,830 in baby name popularity for girls with 112 occurrences. It ranked 1,050 in baby name popularity for boys with 187 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 1,997 in baby name popularity for girls with 99 occurrences. It ranked 1,128 in baby name popularity for boys with 169 occurrences.

Want to see how Joan sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Joan Name Popularity Page.

Joan Related Names

Joan is a form of Johanne.

The names Jone, Jonell, Jonelle, Jonetta, Jonette, Joni, Jonie, Jonita, Jonna, Jonneatha, Jonnelle, Jonnie, Seonag, Siobhan, Siwan are all forms of Joan.

Famous Joans

  • Joan ~ 1 hurricane
  • Joan Allen ~ Actress
  • Joan Baez ~ Musician
  • Joan Crawford ~ Actress, Basketball Player
  • Joan Cusack ~ Actress
  • Joan Fontaine ~ Actress
  • Joan Miro ~ Artist
  • Joan of Aza ~ Saint
  • Joan Plowright ~ Actress
  • Joan Rivers ~ Actress
  • Joan Roell ~ Dutch Prime Minister (1894-1897)

Joan Numerology

Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Joan.

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Joan Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Joan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Joan.

Just for fun, see the name Joan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Joan in Nautical Flags page.