Namesakes

Dutch Prime Ministers: 1 prime minister
Joan Röell   1894-1897  
Hall-of-Famers: 1 basketball
(basketball) Joan Crawford   1997  
Hurricanes and Tropical Storms: 1 hurricane
Hurricane Joan   1988  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 7 actresses, 1 comedian/actress
Joan Crawford   c. 1904-1977  
Joan Fontaine   1917-2013  
Joan Plowright   1929-  
Joan Rivers   1933-2014  
Joan Allen   1956-  
Joan Cusack   1962-  
Keala Settle (a.k.a. Joan)   1975-  
Melissa Joan Hart   1976-  
Notable Artists: 1 painter/sculptor
Joan Miró   1893-1983  
Notable Athletes: 1 basketball
(basketball) Joan Crawford   1937-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 television
(television) Joan Rivers   1933-2014  
Notable Military Figures: 1 soldier
Jeanne of Arc (a.k.a. Joan)   1412-1431  
Notable Musicians: 2 singers
Joan Baez   1941-     
Keala Settle (a.k.a. Joan)   1975-     
Olympic Medalists: 4 gold, 2 bronze, 2 silver, 1 bronze/silver
(gold) Annette Rogers (a.k.a. Joan)   1932; 1936   4x100 m relay  
(gold) Joan Harrison   1952   swimming - 100 m backstroke  
(bronze/silver) Jody Alderson (a.k.a. Joan)   1952; 1956   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(silver) Joan Rosazza   1956   swimming - 4x100 freestyle relay  
(silver) Nancy Simons (a.k.a. Joan)   1956   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(gold) Joan Spillane   1960   swimming - 4x100 m freestyle relay  
(bronze) Kate Schmidt (a.k.a. Joan)   1972; 1976   javelin throw  
(gold) Joan Benoit   1984   marathon  
(bronze) Joan Lino Martínez   2004   long jump  
Oscar Award Winners: 2 actresses
(actress) Joan Fontaine   1941   Suspicion  
(actress) Joan Crawford   1945   Mildred Pierce  
Saints: 5 saints, 4 blessed
Blessed Joan of Aza   ?-1205  
Saint Jeanne of Arc (a.k.a. Joan)   1412-1431  
Blessed Joana of Portugal (a.k.a. Joan)   1452-1490  
Saint Jeanne of Valois (a.k.a. Joan)   1464-1505  
Saint Jeanne Delanoue (a.k.a. Joan)   1666-1736  
Saint Jeanne-Antide Thouret (a.k.a. Joan)   1765-1828  
Saint Jeanne-Elisabeth Bichier des Ages (a.k.a. Joan)   1773-1838  
Blessed Jeanne Gerard (a.k.a. Joan)   ?-1794  
Blessed Jeanne Veron (a.k.a. Joan)   ?-1794  
Shakespearian Characters: 1 character
Joan la Pucelle   Henry VI (1)  
Spanish Kings and Queens: 1 queen
Queen Juana the Mad (a.k.a. Joan)   1504-1555  
Title Characters: 2 songs, 1 book
(song) Joan   1705   Gossip Joan  
(book) Joan   1923   Saint Joan  
(song) Joan of Arc   1982; 2012   Joan of Arc