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Gender: Female Meaning of Joanne: "God is gracious" Origin of Joanne: French variation of Joanna

The name Joanne is a girl's name of French origin meaning "God is gracious". Joanne and is often added to lists like Coolator for Girls' Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven/Hell/Purgatory -- All Girls Edition!".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Joanne

Joanne (Kathleen) "J. K." Rowling, British novelist
Joanne Froggatt, English actress
Joanne Whalley, English actress, ex-wife of actor Val Kilmer
Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward, American actress, wife of actor Paul Newman
Jo Anne Worley, American comedienne
Joanne Dru (born Joan Letitia LaCock), American actress
JoAnne Gunderson Carner, American pro golfer
JoAnne Russell, American tennis player
Joanne Amy Jackson, English Olympic swimmer
Jo Anne Barnhart, U.S. Commissioner of Social Security
Jo-Anne Knowles, English actress
Jo-Anne Nadler, British political commentator
Joanne Tucker, American actress
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, aka Lady Gaga

Pop Culture References for the name Joanne

"Joanne," 2016 album by Lady Gaga
Joanne Jefferson, character from Broadway musical "Rent"