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Joanna (F)>

Joanna (female)

Variants:Jane (F) Jasia (F) Shaunna (F)
Diminutive(s):Jo (F)
Derivative(s):Joan (F)
Derivative of:Yochana (F)
Lesser Synonym(s):Joanne (F)
Can be spelt:Joana (F) Johana (F) Johanna (F)
Masculine form:John (M)
Source(s): English Parish Register
FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

English from the Latin feminine form of John [q.v.] ultimately from the Greek Ioannes, from Hebrew name Yochana meaning "God has been gracious"; NT Luke 8:3, 24:10.

In the 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire a number of spelling variations occur, many re-inserting the "h": Johanna. Note that these variants may not be found with basic Soundex searches.

Joanna and Johanna are Latin forms of Joan, used in old documents with appropriate Latin endings.