French variation of Joanna
"God is gracious"

Joanne Origin and Meaning

The name Joanne is a girl's name of French origin meaning "God is gracious".

A Top 100 name from the 1930s all the way through the 1950s, it's now firmly in Mom -- or Grandma -- land and supplanted for babies by Joanna.....or even great-grandmother Josephine. In its heyday, it had a host of variations, including JoAnn and Jo-Anne.

# 943 in the US

Joanne Rank in US Top 1000

Joanne Popularity

Famous People Named Joanne

  • Joanne Kathleen "J. K." RowlingBritish novelist. Author of the world famous Harry Potter series
  • Joanne FroggattEnglish actress
  • Joanne WhalleyEnglish actress, ex,wife of actor Val Kilmer
  • Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier WoodwardAmerican actress, wife of actor Paul Newman
  • Joanne Dru (born Joan Letitia LaCock)American actress
  • JoAnne Gunderson CarnerAmerican pro golfer
  • JoAnne RussellAmerican tennis player
  • Joanne Amy JacksonEnglish Olympic swimmer
  • Joanne TuckerAmerican actress
  • Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanottaaka Lady Gaga

Joanne in Pop Culture

  • "Joanne" 2016 album by Lady Gaga
  • Joanne Jeffersoncharacter from Broadway musical "Rent"