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Joanne (F)>

Joanne (female)

Diminutive(s):Jo (F)
Derivative(s):Joan (F)
Lesser Synonym(s):Joanna (F)
Can be spelt:Joann (F) Johan (F) Johann (F)
Source(s): FreeCEN 1841 Census of Aberdeenshire
The Oxford Names Companion, OUP
"Scottish Forenames" - Donald Whyte, FGH, FSG

The French feminine form of John; Old French Johanne. It is becoming increasingly popular in English-speaking countries.

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