From Latin Joanna, from Koine Greek Ἰωάννα (Iōánna), from Hebrew יוֹחָנָה (Yôḥānāh, literally “God is gracious”), the feminized form of יְהוֹחָנָן (Yəhōḥānān) which produced John and its many doublets.
Doublet of Ivana, Jana, Jane, Janice, Janis, Jean, Jeanne, Jen, Joan, Joanne, Johanna, Juana, Shavonne, Sian, Siobhan, Shane, Shaun, Shauna, and Sheena.
- A female given name from Latin [in turn from Hebrew].
- (biblical) One of the women following Jesus.
- 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), London: […] Robert Barker, […], →OCLC, Luke 8:1-3::
- [A]nd the twelve were with him, and certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.
- Obsolete spelling of Johanna (“the island of Anjouan”)
transliterations of the given name — See also translations at Jane
biblical follower of Jesus
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Joanna f (diminutive Joasia, Asia)
- a female given name, equivalent to English Jane or Joan
- (biblical) Joanna
Declension of Joanna
- a female given name, variant of Joana