Joan

Joan - A very unique female name



  Jun 28,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Joan, meaning God is gracious, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #284. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Joan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Joan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Joan. The baby girl name Joan was given to 34 baby girls in 2012, ranking #2377 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 41,566 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Joan peaked in popularity 86 years ago in 1931 on position 5.



Famous with this name

Joan Allen
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Joan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Joan is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #1,482 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,392.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Joan is where you live.


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Joan origin and meaning

Joan is a 4 letter name with 1 syllables. This name means God is gracious. To see famous people named Joan, pop culture references for the name Joan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Joan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Joan, sorted by popularity.

Jean / Jane / Jamie / Jasmine / Joanne / June / Jeanne / Joann / Jenna / Joanna /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20122377
20112584
20102465
20092850
20082733
20072685
20062455
20051751
20041892
20031796
20021653
20011344
20001149
19991452
19981392
19971213
19961223
19951129
19941091
1993886
1992860
1991797
1990780
1989719
1988694
1987664
1986669
1985615
1984578
1983541
1982542
1981507
1980498
1979507
1978470
1977463
1976434
1975379
1974376
1973366
1972322
1971279
1970240
1969199
1968182
1967149
1966132
1965116
196499
196395
196294
196189
196081
195976
195868
195760
195652
195547
195440
195337
195237
195139
195040
194936
194837
194730
194628
194525
194422
194321
194218
194117
194014
193911
193810
19379
19367
19357
19347
19335
19325
19315
19308
192913
192827
192741
192651
192566
192496
1923117
1922129
1921142
1920143
1919174
1918159
1917182
1916213
1915213
1914224
1913243
1912254
1911266
1910284

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania1482
California1789
Texas2041
New York2392

Even more about Joan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Joan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Joan?

1 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1931
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Joan
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 41,566
Letter count 4
Syllable count 1
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +34

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