Name Joan Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Joan

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Joan is a ♀ girl’s name and ♂ boy’s name. Joan thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

Origin of the name Joan

Joan is mainly a girl’s name in English, but a boy’s name in Catalan and Occitan. The feminine name Joan is derived from the Old French name Johanne and the masculine name Joan originates in the name Johannes. Both names derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan (יוֹחָנָן). In rare cases, Joan is a diminutive of the name Josephine, which is as well of Hebrew origin.

What is the meaning of the name Joan?

Joan means “Yahweh is gracious” (from Hebrew “yo/יֹו”, abbreviation of “yeho/יְהוֹ” = referring to the Hebrew God + “ḥanán/חָנַן” = to show favor/to be gracious) and “he will add” or “God increases” (from Hebrew “hosíf/הוֹסִיף” = to increase/to add).

Pronunciation of Joan

Notable people with the name

Joan (/dʒoʊn/) is mainly a female name in English and a male name in Catalan/Valencian (Catalan: [ʒuˈan], Valencian: [dʒoˈan]) and Occitan

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Popularity of the name Joan

The name Joan is ranked #3970 overall.

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