Joan

♂♀ Name Joan – Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Joan

The first name Joan is ♀ female and ♂ male.

Origin of 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.

Meaning of 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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Name Statistic: Joan is ranked #3953 overall ↓↓ -186

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