Infographic of Joan name meaning, which is “The gracious gift of God.” A short form of Joanna, the feminine form of John.
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Joan Name Popularity

How popular is the name Joan? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 283 146 0.0415%
1911 264 172 0.0462%
1912 253 266 0.0527%
1913 244 357 0.063%
1914 224 524 0.0752%
1915 213 739 0.0813%
1916 213 781 0.0808%
1917 182 1,017 0.1017%
1918 159 1,366 0.1273%
1919 174 1,223 0.1168%
1920 143 1,629 0.1465%
1921 142 1,770 0.1546%
1922 129 1,987 0.1784%
1923 117 2,282 0.2037%
1924 96 3,001 0.2584%
1925 66 4,016 0.3553%
1926 51 4,986 0.4533%
1927 41 6,024 0.5442%
1928 27 7,851 0.7338%
1929 13 11,661 1.1258%
1930 8 15,480 1.4819%
1931 5 19,115 1.9367%
1932 5 21,041 2.1297%
1933 5 19,289 2.0704%
1934 7 19,463 2.0133%
1935 7 18,221 1.875%
1936 7 17,068 1.7719%
1937 9 15,298 1.5525%
1938 10 14,301 1.397%
1939 11 14,138 1.3899%
1940 14 13,283 1.2497%
1941 17 13,378 1.1886%
1942 18 14,513 1.1493%
1943 21 13,224 1.013%
1944 22 11,921 0.9619%
1945 25 10,392 0.8521%
1946 28 11,215 0.76%
1947 30 11,269 0.6751%
1948 37 9,272 0.5808%
1949 36 9,203 0.5721%
1950 40 8,860 0.5503%
1951 39 9,404 0.5546%
1952 37 10,277 0.5887%
1953 37 9,768 0.5519%
1954 40 9,518 0.5207%
1955 47 8,554 0.465%
1956 52 8,078 0.4277%
1957 60 7,583 0.3941%
1958 68 6,777 0.3586%
1959 76 6,338 0.3336%
1960 81 5,875 0.3101%
1961 89 5,548 0.2939%
1962 95 4,877 0.2656%
1963 95 4,560 0.254%
1964 99 4,144 0.2354%
1965 116 3,279 0.2005%
1966 132 2,721 0.1743%
1967 149 2,298 0.1514%
1968 182 1,767 0.1177%
1969 198 1,551 0.1007%
1970 240 1,276 0.0802%
1971 279 996 0.0663%
1972 321 699 0.0513%
1973 365 536 0.0413%
1974 375 529 0.0407%
1975 378 499 0.0388%
1976 434 417 0.0324%
1977 463 386 0.0286%
1978 471 376 0.028%
1979 506 350 0.0248%
1980 499 367 0.0251%
1981 508 350 0.0238%
1982 543 305 0.0204%
1983 540 295 0.02%
1984 575 273 0.0184%
1985 612 259 0.0171%
1986 669 222 0.0147%
1987 662 232 0.0152%
1988 695 229 0.0147%
1989 717 230 0.0143%
1990 776 212 0.0128%
1991 797 210 0.0129%
1992 858 185 0.0116%
1993 883 169 0.0108%
1994 1,082 119 0.0078%
1995 1,114 107 0.0071%
1996 1,210 94 0.0063%
1997 1,200 99 0.0067%
1998 1,364 76 0.0051%
1999 1,409 73 0.0049%
2000 1,129 126 0.0082%
2001 1,305 94 0.0062%
2002 1,580 64 0.0043%
2003 1,677 57 0.0037%
2004 1,741 53 0.0035%
2005 1,605 64 0.0042%
2006 2,181 33 0.0021%
2007 2,318 28 0.0018%
2008 2,335 27 0.0017%
2009 2,383 24 0.0016%
2010 2,132 32 0.0022%
2011 2,188 28 0.002%
2012 2,029 34 0.0024%
2013 2,129 29 0.002%
2014 2,502 17 0.0012%
2015 1,776 47 0.0032%
2016 1,816 44 0.0031%
2017 1,444 79 0.0057%
2018 1,460 72 0.0052%
2019 1,371 82 0.0061%

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Names Like Joan

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What names are variants of Joan?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Joan.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Joane

God is gracious

Hebrew

Joanie

God is gracious

Hebrew

Joannue

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jone

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jonee

God is gracious

Hebrew

Joni

God is gracious

Hebrew


What names sound like Joan?

If you like how Joan sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Joan.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jan

God is gracious

Hebrew

Jean

God is gracious

Hebrew

Joana

God is gracious

Hebrew

Joann

What names are similar to Joan?

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Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Jody
Johanna

God is gracious

Hebrew

Shavonne

God is gracious

Irish

Shona

God is gracious

Irish


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