Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. JO(English)
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Meaning & History

Short form of Joan 1, Joanna, Josephine and other names that begin with Jo. It is primarily masculine in German, Dutch and Norwegian, short for Johannes or Josef.

Related Names

DiminutiveJojo(English)
Feminine FormsJosepha(English) Jana, Janina(German) Jana, Janna(Dutch)
Other Languages & CulturesDeshaun, Deshawn, Keshaun, Keshawn, Lashawn, Rashawn, Rashaun, Tajuana(African American) Gjon(Albanian) Yohannes(Amharic) Yahya, Yousef, Youssef, Yuhanna, Yusef, Yusuf(Arabic) Youcef(Arabic (Maghrebi)) Hovhannes, Hovsep, Hovik, Hovo, Ohannes(Armenian) Xuan(Asturian) Yusif(Azerbaijani) Ion, Jokin, Jon, Jone, Joseba, Ganix, Iban(Basque) Ivan, Zhanna, Yan(Belarusian) Jehohanan, Jehoiachin, Jehoiakim, Joanna, Johanan, John, Joseph, Joses(Biblical) Ioanna, Ioannes, Ioseph, Ioses(Biblical Greek) Yehochanan, Yehoyakhin, Yehoyakim, Yochanan, Yosef(Biblical Hebrew) Iohanna, Iohannes, Ioseph(Biblical Latin) Jusuf(Bosnian) Yann, Yanna, Yanick, Yannic, Yannick, Yannig(Breton) Ioan, Ioana, Ivan, Ivana, Yana, Yanka, Yoan, Yoana, Yosif, Ivo, Vancho, Yanko(Bulgarian) Joan, Joana, Joaquim, Josep, Chimo, Jan, Quim, Ximo(Catalan) Jowan(Cornish) Ghjaseppu, Ghjuvan, Ghjuvanna, Ghjuvanni(Corsican) Ivan, Ivana, Josip, Josipa, Jozefina, Finka, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Joško, Joso, Jozo, Žana(Croatian) Ivan, Ivana, Jáchym, Jan, Jana, Johana, Josef, Josefína, Hanuš, Honza, Janek(Czech) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Joakim, Johan, Johanna, Johanne, Johannes, Jon, Josef, Josefine, Hanna, Hanne, Hans, Janne, Jannick, Jannik, John, Jokum, Jonna, Kim(Danish) Johano, Jozefo, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Ivan, Jaan, Jaana, Jana, Janika, Johanna, Johannes, Joosep, Juhan, Ants, Hannes, Janek, Janne(Estonian) Jóannes, Jógvan, Jóhannes, Jón, Jóna, Jósef(Faroese) Jone(Fijian) Jose(Filipino) Jani, Janika, Janina, Joakim, Johanna, Johannes, Joni, Jooseppi, Josefiina, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Aki, Hanna, Hannele, Hannes, Hannu, Iina, Jaakkima, Janna, Janne, Jonna, Jooa, Juha, Juho, Jukka, Jussi, Juuso, Kim, Kimi(Finnish) Jean, Jeanne, Joachim, Johanne, Josée, Joseph, Josèphe, Joséphine, Yann, Yoan, Yoann, Yohan, Yohann, Yvan, Fifi, Jeannot, Joanne, José, Josette, Josiane, Yanick, Yanis, Yannick(French) Xoán, Xoana, Xosé(Galician) Ioane, Ioseb, Ivane, Soso, Vano(Georgian) Gianna, Giannis, Ioanna, Ioannis, Iosif, Yanna, Yannis, Yianna, Yiannis, Gianis, Nana, Yanis, Yanni, Yianni(Greek) Keoni(Hawaiian) Yochanan, Yosef(Hebrew) Josephus(History) Iván, János, Johanna, Jozefa, József, Hanna, Jancsi, Jani, Jóska, Józsi(Hungarian) Jens, Jóhann, Jóhanna, Jóhannes, Jón, Jóna, Jósef, Hannes(Icelandic) Jusuf, Yohanes, Yusuf(Indonesian) Chevonne, Eoin, Seán, Sean, Seosamh, Shane, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán(Irish) Gioacchino, Giovanna, Giovanni, Giuseppa, Giuseppe, Ivan, Ivano, Beppe, Gia, Gian, Gianna, Gianni, Giannina, Giannino, Giò, Gioachino, Giosetta, Giovannetta, Giusi, Nina, Nino, Peppe, Peppi, Peppino, Pino, Vanna, Vanni(Italian) Ioachim, Ioakeim, Joachim(Judeo-Christian Legend) Iosephus, Johanna, Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) Ivans, Jana, Janīna, Jānis, Jāzeps, Žanna(Latvian) Sjang, Sjeng(Limburgish) Janina, Jonas, Juozapas, Juozas(Lithuanian) Ivan, Ivana, Joakim, Josif, Jovan, Jovana, Ivo, Jovica, Vancho, Vančo(Macedonian) Ean, Juan(Manx) Hohepa(Maori) Hann, Jan, Jon, Hankin, Jackin, Jankin(Medieval English) Jehan, Jehanne, Johanne(Medieval French) Zuan(Medieval Italian) Joan, Josèp(Occitan) Yahya, Yousef, Yusef(Persian) Iwan, Jan, Janina, Joachim, Joanna, Józef, Józefa, Józefina, Asia, Janek, Janusz, Joasia(Polish) Joana, João, Joaquim, José, Josefa, Josefina, Joaninha, Joãozinho, Quim, , Zezé(Portuguese) Ioan, Ioana, Ion, Iosif, Ivan, Iancu, Ionel, Ionuț, Nelu(Romanian) Akim, Ioann, Iosif, Ivan, Yana, Zhanna, Osip, Vanya, Yakim(Russian) Juhán(Sami) Giuanna, Giuanne, Juanne(Sardinian) Eoin, Iain, Ian, Jean, Seona, Seonag, Seòsaidh, Sheena, Sheona, Shona, Sìne, Seònaid(Scottish) Ivan, Ivana, Joakim, Josif, Jovan, Jovana, Ivica, Ivo, Janko, Jovica(Serbian) Ivan, Ivana, Ján, Jana, Jozef, Jozefína, Janko(Slovak) Ivan, Ivana, Jan, Jana, Janez, Josip, Jožef, Jožefa, Žan, Anže, Anžej, Ivo, Janko, Jože, Žana(Slovene) Yuusuf(Somali) Jan(Sorbian) Iván, Joaquín, Joaquin, Jose, José, Josefa, Josefina, Juan, Juana, Ibán, Josepe, Juancho, Juanita, Juanito, Juantxo, Pepe, Pepito(Spanish) Johana(Spanish (Latin American)) Ivan, Jan, Janina, Janna, Jens, Joakim, Johan, Johanna, Johannes, Joline, Jon, Josef, Josefin, Josefina, Josefine, Hampus, Hanna, Hannes, Hans, Hasse, Janne, John, Jonna, Jöns, Kim(Swedish) Yahya, Yusuf(Turkish) Ýusup(Turkmen) Ivan, Ivanna, Yana, Yosyp, Zhanna(Ukrainian) Yousaf(Urdu) Yusup(Uyghur) Evan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Shan, Siân, Siôn, Siwan, Ianto(Welsh) Issouf, Issoufou(Western African)
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Entry updated April 25, 2021