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GenderFeminine
UsageSpanish
PronouncedPron.KHWA-na
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Meaning & History

Spanish form of Iohanna (see JOANNA), making it the feminine form of JUAN (1). This name was borne by Juana the Mad, a 16th-century queen of Castile.
DiminutiveJuanita
Masculine FormsIván, Juan
Other Languages & CulturesLashawn, Tajuana African American Jone Basque Joanna Biblical Ioanna Biblical Greek Iohanna Biblical Latin Ioana, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoana Bulgarian Joana, Jana Catalan Ghjuvanna Corsican Ivana, Nina, Žana Croatian Ivana, Jana, Johana, Nina Czech Johanna, Johanne, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike, Jonna, Nina Danish Jana, Janna, Johanna, Hanna, Hanne, Hannie, Jennigje, Johanneke, Nina Dutch Jane, Janessa, Janice, Jean, Jeanne, Joan, Joanna, Johanna, Johnna, Shauna, Shavonne, Shawna, Sheena, Jo, Joanie, Joann, Joanne, Joetta, Joey, Johna, Jojo, Joleen, Jolene, Jonelle, Jonette, Joni, Jonie, Nina English Johanna Estonian Janika, Janina, Johanna, Hanna, Hannele, Janna, Jonna, Nina Finnish Jeanne, Johanne, Joanne, Nina French Xoana Galician Jana, Janina, Johanna, Hanna, Hanne, Nina German Gianna, Ioanna, Yanna, Nana Greek Johanna, Hanna Hungarian Jóhanna, Jóna Icelandic Chevonne, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán Irish Giovanna, Gia, Gianna, Giannina, Giovannetta, Nina, Vanna Italian Johanna Late Roman Janina Lithuanian Ivana, Jovana Macedonian Jehanne, Johanne Medieval French Johanna, Johanne, Hanna, Hanne, Janne, Jannicke, Jannike, Nina Norwegian Janina, Joanna, Asia, Joasia, Nina Polish Joana, Joaninha Portuguese Ioana Romanian Yana, Zhanna Russian Giuanna Sardinian Jean, Seona, Seonag, Sheena, Sheona, Shona, Sìne, Seònaid Scottish Ivana, Jovana, Nina Serbian Ivana, Jana, Nina Slovak Ivana, Jana, Nina, Žana Slovene Janina, Janna, Johanna, Hanna, Jonna, Nina Swedish Ivanna, Yana Ukrainian Shan, Siân, Siwan Welsh
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