Other Origin(s):Latin, Hebrew
Meaning:Of João; God forgives; God is gracious
Joana is a girl’s name steeped in history and ancient tradition. Ranging from Brazilian to Latin to Hebrew traditions, this name is religious in every corner of its definition. In Hebrew, it translates to “God is gracious” and is related to Saint Joanna, one of the women related to the ministry of Mary Magdalene. In Brazilian Portuguese, it means "Of João" and "God forgives." If you want to straddle the lines of tradition and innovation with baby’s name, Joana could be a hit for you.
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