Joanna Name Meaning & Origin

Joanna

Pronunciation: joh-AN-ə (key)

Origin of the name Joanna:

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.

Related Names:

Jo, Joana, Joanie, Joanne, Jody, Joey, Johanna, Yoanna

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Nicknames for Joanna

Jo, JoJo, Joey, Jody, Joanie, Anna, Annie, Jan, Joan, Josie, Jonanna, Banana, Jobo, Nana, Josephine, Joannski, Bayo

Meanings and history of the name Joanna

Luke 24:10 "It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles."
Luke 8:3 "Joanna the wife of Cuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means."

Famous real-life people named Joanna

actress Joanna Kerns
actress Joanna Moore (1934-1997; born Dorothy Cook)
actress Joanna Gleason
singer JoJo's given name is Joanna
Joanna the Mad, Queen of Castile 1504-1555, daughter of Ferdinand and Isabella
actress Joanna Garcia
Joanna Newsom
actress Joanna Lumley

Joanna in song, story & screen

Joanna Beth Harvelle, "Jo", a character in the CW series Supernatural, played by actress Alona Tal
"When Joanna Loved Me" as sung by Tony Bennett
"Joanna," a song by Kool & The Gang
"Joanna" (or Johanna) song and character in Sweeney Todd the musical
Joanna the lizard in the Disney movie "The Rescuers: Down Under"
Joanna is the name of a girl in the movie "Love Actually"
"Joanna" mentioned in the songs "A-Punk" by Vampire Weekend and "Chelsea Dagger" by the Fratellis
Joanna Marie "Jo" Polniaczek from the '80s sitcom "The Facts of Life"

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