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Joana is an alternative to the more common Joanna. Both names are feminine versions of the masculine name John. This particular spelling is far more common in Spanish and Portuguese cultures, as well as in some Eastern European countries. It saw some popularity in the United States during the 1990s and 2000s, but it hasn't been a part of the top 1,000 names for girls since 2007. Joana pairs well with both classic and trendy middle names.

Meaning of the name Joana:

Hebrew: God is gracious

Origin of the name Joana:

Joana is an alternative spelling of Joanna. Both names are derived from Jane, which is the feminine version of the masculine name John. John is a Hebrew name with biblical roots.

Symbolism of the name Joana:

Joana may be a symbolic name to parents of faith, based on its meaning “God is gracious.” New parents may see their child as a blessing from God.

Style of the name Joana:


Gender of the name Joana:

Joana is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Joana:


Number of syllables in the name Joana:


Emotion evoked from the name Joana:

The baby name Joana evokes images of someone who is creative and always sets big goals for themselves.

Alternative spellings for the name Joana:

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Popularity of the name Joana:

According to the Social Security Administration, Joana was a top 1,000 baby name for girls on and off between 1989 and 2007. It was most popular in 2001 when it ranked at number 698. It last ranked at number 981 in 2007.

Related names for the name Joana:

Great middle names for Joana and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Joana:

  • Joana Benedek (actress)
  • Joana Glaza (singer)
  • Joana Prado (actress and model)
  • Joana Rokomatu (Fijian chief)
  • Joana Zimmer (singer)

Joana in popular culture:

  • Joana (character in the book “Salt to the Sea”)
  • Joana (character in the TV show “3%”)
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