Meaning:God is gracious
If you can feel in your bones that baby will defy obstacles and fight for what they believe in, then Joan may be a perfect choice. A name steeped in religious sentiment, Joan is truly a title for those of faith. Joan is the feminine form of John and the English spelling of the Hebrew name Joanna. Joanna comes from Yochanan and means “Yahweh is gracious” or “God is generous.” One of the most notable figures to bear this title is Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans and religious heroine. Joan of Arc was incredibly faithful and acted under divine guidance when leading the French army to victory at Orléans. With a name like Joan, baby will always know they are destined for greatness.
Famous People Named Joan
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- Joan RiversComedian
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