Joanna is a feminine given name deriving from
KoineGreek polytonic| "Iōanna". Variants in English include Joan, Joann, Joanne, and Johanna. Other forms of the name in English are Jan, Jane, Janet, Janice, Jean, and Jeanne.
Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Joanna
gender = female
related names = Joanne, Joan, Jean
In other languages
*Amharic - ዮሐና Yohäna
*Arabic - يُوَنّا Yuwannā
*Armenian - Յովհաննա Hovhanna, Օհաննա Ōhanna
*Bulgarian - Йоана, Ioana, Yoana, Ивана, Ivana
*Catalan - Joana
*Croatian - Ivana, Jana
*Czech - Jana
*Danish - Johanne
*Finnish - Joanna, Johanna
*French - Johanna, Jeanne
**diminutive Jeannette, Janine
**Old French - Jehane
*Georgian - იოანნა Ioanna
*German - Johanna
*Greek - Ιωάννα Ioanna
Modern Greek- Γιάννα Yanna
***diminutive Γιαννούλα Yannoula
*Hebrew - יוחנה Unicode|Yoḥannah, יוכבָד Yocheved
*Hungarian - Johanna
**diminutive Hanna, Janka
*Irish - Siobhán
**diminutive Gianna, Vanna
Latin- Joanna, Johanna
*Lithuanian - Joana
*Malayalam േയാഹന്നാ Yōhannā
*Polish - Joanna
**diminutive Joasia, Asia, Asienka, Aśka
*Portuguese - Joana
*Romanian - Ioana
*Russian - Ивана Ivana
*Serbian - Jovana Јована
*Slovak - Jana
*Spanish - Juana
*Swedish - Johanna
*Syriac - ܝܘܚܢ Yoanna
*Tamil - யோவன்னா Yōvannā
*Welsh - Siân
The earliest recorded occurrence of the name Joanna, in Luke 8:3, refers to the disciple "Joanna the wife of Chuza," who was an associate of Mary Magdalene. Her name as given is Greek in form, although it ultimately originated from the Hebrew masculine name יְהוֹחָנָן "Yehôḥānān" or יוֹחָנָן "Yôḥānān" meaning 'God is gracious'. In Greek this name became Ιωαννης "Iōannēs", from which "Iōanna" was derived by giving it a feminine ending. The original Latin form "Joanna" was used in English to translate the equivalents in other languages; for example, Juana la Loca is known in English as Joanna the Mad. The variant form "Johanna" originated in Latin in the Middle Ages, by analogy with the Latin masculine name "Johannes". The Greek form lacks a medial "-h-" because in Greek /h/ could only occur initially.
The Hebrew name יוֹחָנָה "Unicode|Yôḥānnāh" was borne by men in earlier centuries, but in modern usage it has become feminine, to provide a Hebrew equivalent for the name Joanna and its variants. The Christian Arabic form of John is يوحنّا "Unicode|Yūḥannā", based on the Syriac form of the name. For Joanna, Arabic translations of the Bible use يونّا "Yuwannā" based on Syriac ܝܘܚܢ "Yoanna", which in turn is based on the Greek form "Iōanna".
Sometimes in modern English "Joanne" is reinterpreted as a compound of the two names Jo and Anne, and therefore given a spelling like JoAnne, Jo-Anne, or Jo Anne. However, the original name Joanna is a single unit, not a compound. The names Hannah, Anna, Anne, Ann are etymologically related to Joanna just the same: they are derived from Hebrew חַנָּה "Unicode|Ḥannāh" 'grace' from the same verbal root meaning 'to be gracious'.
Women named Joanna
Saint Joanna, one of the women associated with the ministry of Mary Magdalene. She brought myrrh to Christ's sepulchre and discovered the empty tomb (Luke 24:10).
Joanna of Flanders, Duchess of Brittany
Joanna, Duchess of Brabant
*Joanna I of Naples
*Joanna II of Naples
Joanna of Navarre, consort of King Henry IV of England
Joana, Crown Princess of Portugal
Joanna of Castile, queen regnant of Castile, known as Joanna the Mad
*Jeanne, Countess of Flanders
Joanna Baillie, Scottish poet and playwright
Joanna Cameron, an American actress who played Isison " The Secrets of Isis"
Joanna Cassidy, American actress
Joanna Gleason, Canadian actress
Joanna Kerns, an American actress who played Maggie Seaver on " Growing Pains".
Joanna Krupa, a Polish model and actress
Joanna Lumley, English actress and former model
Joanna Newsom, an American harpist, singer, and songwriter
Joanna Pacitti, a singer, known simply as Joanna
Joanna Pacuła, a Polish actress
Joanna Russ, an American science fiction author known for her writing on radical feministthemes, author of " The Female Man"
Joanna Stone, an Australian javelin thrower
*JoJo, an American singer; credited as Joanna 'JoJo' Levesque in her acting career
*Joanna "Jojo" Hernandez, starred in the first season of The
Oxygen Network's hit reality show The Bad Girls Club.
Joanna in popular culture
*"Joanna" is the title of a 1925 American silent movie and a 1968 British musical movie.
*"Joanna" is the name of a
goanna, a reptile, in The Rescuers Down Under.
*"Joanna" is the name of the main character in
Erich Maria Remarque's novel Arch of Triumph.
ongs containing references to 'Joanna'
*"Joanna" by Rod McKuen.
Kool & the Gang.
*"Joanna" by Scott Walker, later recorded by Peter Grant.
*"I Don't Feel Like Dancing" by
The Scissor Sisters.
Chelsea Dagger" by The Fratellis
Gimme Hope Jo'anna" by Eddie Grant, about the city of Johannesburg, capital of the Republic of South Africa.
*"Little Joanna" by
When Joanna Loved Me" by Tony Bennett.
*"Get Busy" by
*"Visions of Johanna" by
*"God Told Me To" by Paul Kelly.
*"A-Punk" by Vampire Weekend.
*"God Bless Joanna" by
*"Jo-anna Says" by
*"Johanna (Parts 1 & 2)", "Johanna (Act II)" by
Stephen Sondheimin the musical
The Cloning of Joanna May", a science fiction novel by Fay Weldon.
*"Two Women of Galilee", a novel by Mary Rourke about the friendship of Joanna and Mary, retelling events from the Gospel from the women's point of view.
Joanna (butterfly)", a genusof butterfliesin the grass skipperfamily.
Joanna (typeface), a serif typeface designed by Eric Gill.
* "The Joanna" or "the old Joanna" are nicknames given to the
* [http://www.geocities.com/edgarbook/names/j/joanna.html "Joanna" at Edgar's Name Pages] - with history, naming frequency statistics, related names, and famous namebearers
* Icons of St. Joanna the Myrrh-Bearer [http://www.comeandseeicons.com/j/inp76.htm here] and [http://www.comeandseeicons.com/j/sgp15.htm here]
* [http://www.joannab.c.la Joanna Artiste peinture sculpture]
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