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[ 2 syll. joa(n), jo-an ] The baby boy name Joan is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is HHowAEN or JHowN- †. Joan is largely used in the Catalan language and it is derived from Hebrew origins. Joan is a variant of the name John (English and Hebrew).

See also the related categories, hebrew and catalan.

Joan is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 2002, 0.011% of baby boys were given the name Joan. It ranked at #777 then. The baby name has since suffered a marked loss in popularity, and is now of sporadic use. Out of the group of boy names directly linked to Joan, John was the most regularly used in 2018. Though Joan is somewhat used more commonly as a baby boy name today, there was a period before 1993 that it was more popular with girls. From 2000 on, increasingly more baby boys than girls were named Joan.

Baby names that sound like Joan include Joen, Jone (Welsh), Ja'juan, Ja'quan, Jaasan, Jaason (English), Jacan, Jacen (English), Jachan, Jachen (Rhaeto-Romanic), Jachim, Jachin, Jachym (Czech), Jacin (English), Jackom, Jackome, Jacksen, Jacksin, Jackson (English), and Jacksun.

† English pronunciation for Joan: HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"

A famous person named Joan is Artist, Joan Miro, born 20 April 1893 - 25 December 1983.


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