Variation of Johanna
"God is gracious"

Joanna Origin and Meaning

The name Joanna is girl's name of Latin origin meaning "God is gracious".
Joanna derives from the Greek name Ioanna, which in turn came from the Hebrew name Yohannah. It is featured in the New Testament as a woman who accompanied Jesus on his travels and eventually reached saint status. Other names related to Joanna include Joan, Joanne, Johanna, and Jana.

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 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.

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 William 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 LeonQueen consort of Philip I of Castile
  • Joanna IQueen of Naples
  • Joanna of AustriaGrand Duchess of Tuscany
  • Joanna of RosenthalQueen consort of Bohemia as wife of George of Poděbrady
  • Joanna KernsAmerican actress
  • Joanna RussAmerican novelist and feminist academic
  • JoAnna GarciaSwisher, American actress
  • Joanna Lamond LumleyEnglish actress
  • Joanna Virginia CassidyAmerican actress
  • Joanna Caroline NewsomAmerican singer,songwriter
  • Joanna Lea (Stevens) GainesAmerican TV personality ("Fixer Upper")
  • Joanna LohmanAmerican soccer player
  • Joanna KrupaPolish,American model
  • Joanna Noëlle Blagden "JoJo" LevesqueAmerican singer and actress
  • Joanna Gleason (born Joanne Hall)Canadian actress and singer
  • Joanna Louisa ColesEnglish magazine editor
  • Joanna RowsellEnglish cyclist
  • Joanna Honorata BrodzikPolish actress
  • Joanna Chmielewska (Irena Barbara Kuhn)Polish writer and architect
  • Joanna HorodyńskaPolish model and stylist
  • Joanna Natalia JabłczyńskaPolish actress
  • Joanna JędrykaPolish actress
  • Joanna (Cleo) KlepkoPolish singer
  • Joanna Grażyna KluzikRostkowska, Polish politician and deputy

Joanna in Pop Culture

  • Joanna Chamberscharacter in the Power of Five series by Anthony Horowitz
  • Joanna Darkmain character in video game "Perfect Dark"
  • "Joanna Francesa" 1957 Brazilian film and its main character
  • "Joanna" 1968 British film and its main character
  • Joanna Lannisterwife of Tywin Lannister in the Game of Thrones series
  • Joannalizard in Disney's "The Rescuers Down Under"
  • Joanna Wallacecharacter in film "Two for the Road"
  • Joanna Reedcharacter in film "Last Night"
  • Joanna Beauchampcharacter in the Witches of East End series
  • Joanna McCoydaughter of Leonard McCoy on TV's "Star Trek"
  • "The Cloning of Joanna May" science fiction novel by Fay Weldon
  • Joanna "Jo" Parrishpolice constable on Australian TV series "Blue Heelers"
  • Joanna Marie "Jo" Polniaczekcharacter on TV's "The Facts of Life"
  • Joanna Reececharacter on TV's "Forever"
  • Joanna Millscharacter in film "The Return"
  • Joanna Beth Harvellecharacter on TV's "Supernatural"
  • Joanna "Joey" Draytoncharacter in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
  • Joanna Wellick (nee Olafson)character in "Mr. Robot"
  • Joanna Forsythe (nee Clark)character in DC Universe
  • "Joanna" song by Canadian band Hawk Nelson