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This is also the feminine form of Joan (John in Catalan). Pronounced "zhoo-AH-nuh" or "jaw-AH-nah". [noted -ed]
-- mar  3/31/2006
Also used in Spanish. It's the feminine version of the less common Joan, which is a variant of Juan. Pronounced Yoh-ah-nah and at times Hoh-ah-nah.
-- BornOnRoshHashanah  7/28/2008
It is pronounced "Joo-ah-nah" and the "J" is pronounced like in French.
-- Joanamimisa  10/24/2008
Pronounced [zhoo-a-na] in Portuguese.
-- SugarPlumFairy  4/10/2010
Joana of Portugal (1635-1653), second daughter of King Joao IV of Portugal and his wife Luisa de Guzman.
-- CarolinW  6/8/2012
Joana (1452-1490) was the only daughter of KIng Afonso V of Portugal and his wife Isabella. She is a Portuguese saint.
-- CarolinW  6/17/2012
Joana (1439-1475) was the youngest daughter of King Duarte of Portugal and his wife Leonor. She was Queen of Castile by marriage.
-- CarolinW  6/17/2012
The name Joana was given to 106 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013

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