Joan name meaning

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in 2010

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What does the name Joan mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Joan

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from Oregon, U.S. says the name Joan means "Gracious gift of God".
  2. 2 submissions from Nigeria and the United States agree the name Joan means "God is Gracious" and is of Hebrew origin.
  3. According to a user from Canada, the name Joan is of Hebrew origin and means "Yahweh (God) Is Gracious".
  4. 2 people from Georgia, U.S. agree the name Joan is of English origin and means "Gift of God".
  5. 2 submissions from the United States and Uganda agree the name Joan means "One from God" and is of American origin.
  6. A user from Oklahoma, U.S. says the name Joan means "Child of God".
  7. According to a user from Tanzania, United Republic of, the name Joan is of Jewish origin and means "Good is Gracious".
  8. 2 submissions from the United States and Saudi Arabia agree the name Joan means "French flower" and is of English origin.
  9. A user from California, U.S. says the name Joan is of French origin and means "In my family girls named Joan are named after the French Saint Joan of Arc".
  10. A user from Nigeria says the name Joan means "A name of a saint".
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From Latin Johanna.

  1. A female given name from Hebrew, a feminine form of John.

Joan was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, Manx, Middle English, and Occitan

Notable Persons Named Joan

Notable Persons Named Joan

Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc was a saint. She holds the title Saint. Joan was born in 6 in Domrémy-la-Pucelle. She passed away on May 30th, 1431.

Joan Crawford

Joan Crawford was an actress. She was most active from 1925 to 1972. Joan was given the name Lucille Fay LeSueur on March 23rd, 1904 in San Antonio, Texas, U.S. She left this life on May 10th, 1977.

Joan Fontaine

Joan Fontaine was an actress. She was most active from 1935 to 1994. Joan was given the name Joan de Beauvoir de Havilland on October 22nd, 1917 in Tokyo. Joan is also known as Joan Burfield and Joan St. John. She died on December 15th, 2013.

Joan Baez

Joan Baez is a folk music, folk rock, country music, and gospel music musician, songwriter, activist, and activism. She plays Vocals, guitar, piano, and ukulele. She holds the title We Shall Overcome". She was most active from 1958 to present. Joan was given the name Joan Chandos Baez on January 9th, 1941 in Staten Island, New York, U.S.

Joan Cusack

Joan Cusack is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1979. Joan was born on October 11th, 1962 in New York City, New York, U.S.

Joan Jett

Joan Jett is a rock music, hard rock, and punk rock musician. She plays Guitar, Gibson Melody Maker, and Vocals. She has been prominent since 1975. Joan was given the name Joan Marie Larkin on September 22nd, 1958. Joan is also known as Joan Jett.

  • Dame Joan Collins
  • Joan Allen
  • Joan Miró
  • Joan Blondell
  • Joan Chen
  • Joan Didion
  • Mamie Van Doren
  • (The Right Honourable)
  • Joan Sebastian
  • Joan Bennett
  • Anna Kashfi
  • Joan Osborne
  • Joan Armatrading
  • Joan Bennett Kennedy

Notable Persons With the Last Name Joan

Notable Persons With the Last Name Joan


Her most notable accomplishments were from 1237 to 1252. Joan was born as the child of Simon, Count of Ponthieu, Marie, and Countess of Ponthieu in 1220. She passed away on March 16th, 1279.

Blessed Joan

Blessed Joan was royalty. She holds the title Princess of Portugal. Blessed was born as the child of Afonso V of Portugal and Isabella of Coimbra on February 6th, 1452 in Lisbon. She left this life on May 12th, 1490.

Joel Joan

Joel was born on November 2nd, 1970 in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Countess of Rethel Joan

She died in 1328.

Josep Tarradellas i Joan

Josep Tarradellas i Joan was a Minister of Governance, Health, Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and, Culture, Minister of Governance of the Generalitat of Catalonia, (December 1932 – January 1933), First Minister of the Generalitat of Catalonia, (September 1936. Their most notable accomplishments were from 1954 to 1980. Josep was born on February 19th, 1899 in Cervelló. They left this life on June 10th, 1988.

Naitō Joan

Naitō is also known as Naitō Tadatoshi and Naitō Tokuan. They breathed their last breath in 1626.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Joan U.S.
  White 51.34% 64.26%
  African American 13.84% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 8.48% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 22.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Joan

People with the last name Joan are most frequently White, African American, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Joan

  • What name lists does Joan rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Joan? Joan is the 133rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Joan was the 83,834th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Joan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 486,674 babies born with the first name Joan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Joan to occupy the territory of Guadeloupe (France) with an estimated population of 465,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Joan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 12 new born babies.
  • When was Joan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Joan is Tuesday, September 19th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Joan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Joan was in 1932 with a total of 21,043 babies. That's a lot of babies named Joan!
  • Random Joan Factoid: According to the 1962 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Joan ranks 84th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Delaware. Imagine that, 17 babies in Delaware have the same name in 1962.
  • Weird things about the name Joan: The name spelled backwards is Naoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Njoa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Joan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 224 people with the last name Joan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Joan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Joan as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
  • Joan name meaning

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