Portuguese variation of John
"God is gracious"

Joao Origin and Meaning

The name Joao is a boy's name meaning "God is gracious".
A Portuguese classic, typically spelled with a tilde over the A. Many members of the Portuguese royal family were named João, and today it’s associated with a number of Portuguese and Brazilian footballers.

Joao Popularity

Famous People Named Joao

  • João Gilberto Prado Pereira de Oliveiraknown as João Gilberto, Brazilian singer, songwriter, and guitarist
  • João Pedro Cavaco CanceloPortuguese professional footballer
  • Joao Jimmy Plata CoteraEcuadorian footballer
  • Joao Robin Rojas MendozaEcuadorian footballer
  • Joao Mario (Naval da Costa Eduardo)Portuguese professional footballer

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