Joanna

Joanna - A very unique female name



  May 20,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Joanna, meaning God is gracious, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #616. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Joanna and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Joanna? 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 Joanna. The baby girl name Joanna was given to 922 baby girls in 2012, ranking #327 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,533 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Joanna peaked in popularity 35 years ago in 1984 on position 88.



Famous with this name

Joanna Moore
Joanna Kulig
Joanna Lumley


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Joanna is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Joanna is currently topping the baby name charts in Nevada at position #177 - and is the least popular in Louisiana at position #949.

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 Joanna is where you live.


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Joanna origin and meaning

Joanna is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means God is gracious. To see famous people named Joanna, pop culture references for the name Joanna and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Joanna

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

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

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
2012327
2011325
2010304
2009303
2008283
2007250
2006257
2005284
2004249
2003250
2002242
2001206
2000238
1999237
1998239
1997209
1996209
1995186
1994183
1993176
1992166
1991152
1990138
1989142
1988131
1987133
1986126
1985100
198488
1983139
1982161
1981155
1980163
1979193
1978189
1977173
1976152
1975162
1974154
1973166
1972198
1971221
1970235
1969243
1968259
1967294
1966284
1965289
1964318
1963310
1962325
1961321
1960329
1959346
1958358
1957374
1956411
1955406
1954398
1953437
1952424
1951389
1950361
1949364
1948343
1947362
1946333
1945331
1944317
1943307
1942309
1941321
1940316
1939319
1938303
1937298
1936325
1935301
1934281
1933324
1932340
1931365
1930352
1929412
1928411
1927459
1926413
1925455
1924507
1923495
1922555
1921617
1920568
1919580
1918544
1917522
1916505
1915531
1914671
1913588
1912554
1911585
1910616

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Nevada177
Alaska193
Colorado207
California240
Maryland264
New York267
New Jersey278
Illinois279
Pennsylvania299
Kansas307
Virginia308
Iowa310
Oklahoma312
Oregon319
Georgia327
Massachusetts336
Tennessee341
Texas344
Washington351
Connecticut351
North Carolina361
Florida371
Indiana401
Ohio423
Alabama438
Nebraska446
South Carolina448
Arizona472
Michigan477
Missouri485
Utah488
Arkansas556
Kentucky590
Minnesota591
Wisconsin739
Louisiana949

Even more about Joanna


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 Joanna 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 Joanna?

2 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
1984
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Joanna
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,533
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +922

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