Joanne: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Joanne
Origin of the name Joanne:
Middle Latin feminine form of Joannes (God is gracious). The name is derived from the Greek Iōannes, a derivative of the Hebrew Yehanan, a short form of Yehohanan, which is from yehōhānān (Yahweh is gracious).
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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A nice name...
- Personal experiences with the name Joanne: | Edit
My name's Joanne and I like it. I get complimented on it quite a lot and it really fits my personality. I go by Jo or Joanne, I don't mind which.
This name was popular in the 50's when I was in school.
Most girls named Joanne were named after their dads (Joe). Like most girls named Donna were named after their dads (Donald).
- Nicknames for Joanne: | Edit
Jo, Joey, Joannie, Jojo
- Meanings and history of the name Joanne: | Edit
Means God is Gracious
- Famous real-life people named Joanne: | Edit
Joanne Accom, pop singer from Melbourne, Australia
Joanne Banning, Australian field hockey player
Joanne Brackeen, American jazz pianist
Joanne Campbell, a British actress
Joanne Colan, video blogger
Joanne Deakins, British backstroke swimmer
Joanne Ellis, English field hockey player
Joanne Fluke, American mystery novelist
Joanne Herring, American political activist
Joanne Kelly, Canadian actress
J. K. Rowling, British author, whose given name is Joanne Kathleen Rowling
Joanne Peh, a Singaporean actress
Joanne Shenandoah, singer and acoustic guitarist
Joanne Whalley, British actress
Joanne Woodward, American actress and wife of Paul Newman
Jo Anne Worley, American actress
- Joanne in song, story & screen: | Edit
Joanne Jefferson, character in musical "RENT"
Joanne, a song in the 50's by the Playmates