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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Joanna

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Joanna in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Joanna:

  • Records indicate that 96,968 girls in the United States have been named Joanna since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1984, when 3,321 people in the U.S. were given the name Joanna. Those people are now 37 years old.

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      23 Positive Comments

  • "I love the name Joanna. I want to name my future daughter this." Mar. 27, 2021: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called Joanna and I love my name I and I know someone called Joanna that makes it even better" Dec. 4, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is joanna and i love it! Sure there will be occasions where someone will misspell your name but that's totally fine cause i love my name and i love it's meaning ever more" Oct. 12, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I really like my name (Joanna) as it feels unusual to me. I never meet anyone with the same name. Ive heard people say it sounds old fashioned but I never associated it that way. Jo sounds quite modern and informal but its good to have the full version to use in more formal situations (e.g. work)." Aug. 4, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called Joanna and love my name but hate being called Joanne .when I correct anybody who calls me Joanne they think I'm being funny but they're 2 different names. Even my email starts with my name and they still weite hi Joanne! They get corrected too!" Dec. 7, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Joanna and I love it! People tell me it is elegant. I am an American living in the Midwest, and it is a very unusual name here. A man once told me, "Your name sounds like it is right out of Little House on the Prairie". I thought that was funny." Nov. 24, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "My Mummy is Polish and her name is Joanna. My Daddy is Swedish and he said once that one of the reasons why he loved and married her was her name, rather unique in Sweden, although classy and very common amongst women at all age in Poland. It is very womanly name, elegant, strong, but gentle in the same time. Here, where Johanna is much more popular, my Mummy's name is often misspelled or misspronounced. I heard that people called her: Johanna, Johanne, Joanne, Joana, Johana, Johane, Joane, Johannah, Joannah, Jonna and many other which I just don't remember. But she patiently and kindly still corrects people and even spells her name, sometimes even three times per week. In Poland they have interesting diminutives for Joanna: A?ka and Asia, which have nothing common of course with This Asia we know :D It's pronounced AH-shah, or something like this, I think it can be difficult to explain. And my Daddy calls her sometimes Jomi, as her middle name is Milena. My positive associations with this name makes me very friendly to all Joannas and I think that this name is amazing. My name is Swedish - Sofia, but even though I love Polish name, my Polish equivalent is awful - Zofia." Nov. 30, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I like the name and prefer it to Joanne. When I was little, my younger siblings couldn't pronounce it properly so I was called Ger'nana!" Sep. 25, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "I personally like my name. It's easy to get cute nicknames (Jo, Jojo, etc) but a ton of people will call you "Joanne." ew. I have been called Joanne, Johanna, Joan, Hannah, and more. I know nobody else with my name though! I think Joanna's are the best (:" Aug. 8, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name's Joanna, and everyone knows me. I'm the only Joanna in my school of over 1,000 people so that's cool. Some i've never got a compliment of anyone for my name but they compliment my friend called Isabella a lot! Which I thinks a girl, good girl name- which believe me I am not;)." Feb. 25, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "Some people call me Jonna and I hate it! I still like my name though!" Apr. 8, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am called Joanna and i love my name but i really hate being called Joanne, i think the name Joanne is ugly. Thing is you correct people when they call you Joanne and they think your being funny, i spend half my life saying AHHHHH everytime they say Joanne!" Feb. 24, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My mum's name is Joanna and it sort of rings like a little song in my ears everytime I hear it, but it is a really nice name, SO I GIVE IT A THUMBS UP! :3" Jul. 5, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "Joanna in greek means writer in the Bible. My MOm is an author so thats why she named me this, but I like it. My names pronounced JoeAnneia. My middle names Blastghic." May. 31, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is joanna and i love it everyone seems to call me joanne jus add an a people" Apr. 8, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Joanna and I also hate it when the call me Joann or Johanna! It's easy to pronounce, people! I love my name because it's pretty and it's me. I love how it sounds when someone says it right. I also like the fact that there is a song "Joanna." Yay!" Nov. 2, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Joanna and I love my name! It is so beautiful! I also get called Joann, or Johanna, and I absolutely hate it! I have met other Joanna's who also have this happen to them. Overall, I am so happy to have this name! It seems like all the Joanna's I meet also love their name! :)" Oct. 11, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "Joanna is one of the most beautiful names on Earth. Sophisticated, elegant, and strong, it will make your daugther stand out from the other generically named kids in her class. Joanna...It sounds like a song. Names simply don't come much more perfect than this." Oct. 26, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Joanna and I never liked it when I was young but as I got older I learned to love it! I am 30 now and have only run into 1 or 2 Joanna's in my whole life. I get most annoyed when people call me Joanne! My nicknames have been Jo Jo, Joey, Jo, and my mom calls me Annie ( she got that from a little boy I used to babysit) I love my name!" Dec. 12, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's my favorite name of all, and fortunately it's MY name. It just feels perfectly right for me. I like how it has 3 syllables, and ends in "a"-- that gives it a classical and elegant sound. It's a very respectable and classic name, originating in the Bible, while it's also fairly uncommon, but without sounding odd. In short, it's perfect. The original name Joanna from the Bible is all in ONE PIECE, ladies. It is not a compound of two names, so we don't have to break it in the middle or capitalize the middle A to make it seem like Jo + Anna. That irritates me so much. I wonder why everyone keeps calling me Joann, even when they can see the final -a printed in black and white in front of their eyes. I like all three of my syllables, please! Other people change it to Johanna with an intrusive -h-. Sigh. Why can't I just be Joanna the way I like it?" Aug. 28, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Joanna; and although I didn't really appreciate it when I was younger (I'm 27), I'm now pleased that it's my name. I've not met many others named Joanna, but I believe that's because of my location, South Texas. I've heard that it's much more popular in other places. When I first introduce myself to people, they often mistake my name for "Joanne," "Joan" or "JoHannah." I pronounce my name as Jo-ann-na, but I've also heard it pronounced as Jo-ah-na. My nicknames include "Jo," "JoJo," and "Josie." I've also been called "Joanna Banana," which some may find offensive, but I like it, actually. The name Joanna, in my opinion, is feminine, yet strong; and is a definite classic. Thanks, mom and dad! ;)" Jan. 13, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I love this name. I named my daughter Joanna Addison Bailey. I get lots of compliments on it!" Jun. 21, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "People often mispronounce or misspell it as "Joanne" or "Johanna"" May. 2, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      11 Neutral Comments

  • "Hi I am Joanna,from Kerala. I am happy to have this beautiful name. And I met one Joanna who Is from U.P. in India." Feb. 27, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Joanna and i really love the meaning of my name ??God?s gracious gift? . I do get very annoyed when people call me Joanne or Jonah . It?s a very strong and classy name . My parents are Italian and were going to name me Giovanna but they liked the American version better . I do too ." Apr. 26, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Joanna and I have never met another Joanna. I to hate being called Joanne as I feel the "a" adds such a feminine touch. When I was growing up I felt my name sounded country, but as an adult I like my name I married a French man and Joanna with a French last name sounds very elegant and classy. I went by Jo growing up and I also liked the nickname it fit me well." Aug. 4, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Hi my name is Joanna,I'm from Liverpool England,I didn't really like my name when I was younger but as I got older I changed my mind. My mums name is Joan and my dad wanted to call me that! My mum said no, she chose my name, she said she liked Joanne but it was too common so she chose Joanna.I'm glad she did but I still get called Joanne by people which gets on NY nerves! I've got a daughter called Eloise whose name I chose because it is different and not common,its a beautiful name which suit's her because she is also beautiful." Apr. 30, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "In the Philippines there are so many girls called Joanna so I kinda hate it for being so overused. That and the fact that Filipinos pronounce it as Juwana... It just ruined my whole childhood of it." Jun. 21, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "If Veronica looks familiar, it's bcuaese a little over three months ago I was featuring her one month portraits here on my site.a0 For this session, we wanted to get some portraits that her parents could use for" Mar. 17, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is joanna and i love my name but really hate it when i am called joanne! i spend half my life correcting them and then they think i am being rude as they will say " oh she doesnt like being called joanne!!" no i dont because it isnt my name, get it right i have a A on the end, use it!" May. 22, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Joanna and I love it! I think my mother first heard the name in a television series in the '60s, but I also like the fact that, although it is a derivitive of the name John, it is a proper Biblical name and should be spelt Joanna. I HATE the shorter version Joanne, as I think it is just a made up name, and get so tired of people calling me this just because they haven't really heard of the proper name as much." Apr. 27, 2011: Report as inappropriate

  • "It's a pretty name in the variations of Joanna, Joana, and Joannah (silent end 'h') when people pronounce it correctly. My name is Joannah and I strongly dislike the new Johannah trend. My name is complicated enough because I always have to tell people to add an h and the end and it's not international in pronounciation. Just something to think about! In Denmark (I'm Danish, ? American) my name isn't commmon and always mispronounced but Johanne is popular because really old fashioned names are trendy here. The 'h' after the 'o' is pronounced here but I don't like it when people put a silent 'h' in after 'o' to make the name look fancy. It just makes you look insecure and uneducated when you complicate your child's name. I used to hate that Joanna(h) was so unusual here or that Americans would abbreviate my name but now I think it's timeless and classic and I don't care if it's low status and "dated". I was in a Spanish class where we were four [joannah's] with four different spellings but same pronounciation. Keep it simple! Joanna!" Dec. 14, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "my name is joanna and there is only one other joanna is my entire highschool school which has about 2500 students. its pretty crazy. i like being one of the only ones though. And if someone one yells "joanna" 10 other people don't turn around. :D" Aug. 16, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "people often call me "joanne" instead of joanna, and often mispell it (joAnna or johanna)" May. 31, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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