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Gender: F Meaning of Joanna: "God is gracious" Origin of Joanna: Variation of Johanna Joanna's Popularity in 2013: #342

The most usable name in her family, Joanna has been unobtrusively fashionable since the 1980s and continues to be appreciated for its New Testament history as a woman who accompanied Jesus on his travels, and its melodious three-syllable sound, though the simpler Anna ranks much higher. Joanna was most popular in the mid-80s, when she made it into the top 100. She's now at Number 342.

Audrey Hepburn played a lovely Joanna in the film Two for the Road and Keira Knightley embodied it in Last Night. Both O'Henry and Faulkner used it for characters.

The rhythmic Joanna is our choice over Johanna and Joanne.

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Famous People Named Joanna

Joanna of Castile and Leon, Queen consort of Philip I of Castile
Joanna I, Queen of Naples
Joanna of Austria, Grand Duchess of Tuscany
Joanna Kerns, American actress
Joanna Russ, American writer
JoAnna Garcia-Swisher, American actress
Joanna Lumley, English actress
Joanna Newsom, American singer-songwriter
Joanna Cassidy, American actress
Joanna Krupa, Polish-American model
Joanna "JoJo" Levesque, American singer and actress
Joanna Gleason, Canadian actress and singer
Joanna Coles, English magazine editor
Joanna Rowsell, English cyclist

Pop Culture References for the Name Joanna

Joanna Lannister, wife of Tywin Lannister and mother of Cersei, Jaime, and Tyrion Lannister, from George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire Series
Joanna, lizard in Disney's "The Rescuers Down Under"
Joanna Wallace, Audrey Hepburn's character in "Two for the Road"
"Joanna," song by Canadian band Hawk Nelson
Joanna Reed, character in movie "Last Night" played by Keira Knightley
Joanna Beauchamp, a character in "Witches of East End"
Joanna Mills, character in movie "The Return"
Joanna Beth Harvelle, character on TV's "Supernatural"

Jana, Jo, Jo-ann, Joan, Joanie, Joann, Joanna, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Joni, Jonie, Ohanna

Joanna's International Variations

Hana, Johana (Czech) Johanne, Joina, Jone, Jonella, Jonna (Danish) Jante (Dutch) Johannah, Hanne (German) Ionna, Yannia (Greek) Yochanna, Johanna (Hebrew) Siobhán (Irish) Zanna, Zana, Joanka (Polish) Janne (Scandinavian) Shona (Scottish) Sion (Welsh)

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