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

Short form of JOAN (1), JOANNA, JOSEPHINE, or other names that begin with Jo. It is primarily masculine in German, Dutch and Norwegian, short for JOHANNES or JOSEF.
VariantsJoanie, Joe, Joetta, Joey, Jojo, Joleen, Jolene, Joni, Jonie, Josie, Posie, Posy, Jonette(English) Achim, Hannes, Hans, Jockel, Sepp, Seppel(German) Hanke, Hanne, Hannes, Hans, Joop(Dutch) Hans(Norwegian)
DiminutiveJojo(English)
Feminine FormsJosepha(English) Jana, Janina, Johanna, Josepha(German) Jana, Janna, Johanna(Dutch) Johanna, Johanne(Norwegian)
Masculine FormsEvan, Ian, Ivan, John, Jon, Joseph, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn, Shayne(English)
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) Ganix, Ion, Jokin, Jon, Jone, Joseba, Iban(Basque) Ivan, 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, Josefa, Josefína, Honza, Janek(Czech) Ivan, Jan, Jens, Joakim, Johan, Johanna, Johanne, Johannes, Jokum, Jon, Josef, Josefine, Hanna, Hanne, Hans, Janne, Jannick, Jannicke, Jannik, Jannike, John, Jonna, Kim(Danish) Johano, Jozefo, Joĉjo(Esperanto) Jaan, Johanna, Johannes, Joosep, Juhan(Estonian) Jóannes, Jóhannes, Jón, Jóna(Faroese) Jani, Janika, Janina, Janne, Joakim, Johanna, Johannes, Joni, Jooseppi, Josefiina, Jouni, Juhana, Juhani, Aki, Hanna, Hannele, Hannes, Hannu, Iina, Jaakkima, Janna, 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, Yannic, Yannick(French) Xoán, Xoana, Xosé(Galician) Ioane, Ioseb, Ivane, Soso, Vano(Georgian) Gianna, Giannis, Ioanna, Ioannis, Iosif, Yanna, Yannis, Yiannis, Gianis, Gianni, Nana, Yanis, Yanni, Yianni(Greek) Keoni(Hawaiian) Yochanan, Yosef(Hebrew) Josephus(History) Iván, Janka, János, Johanna, Jozefa, József, Hanna, Jancsi, Jani, Jóska, Józsi(Hungarian) Jóhann, Jóhanna, Jóhannes, Jón, Jóna(Icelandic) Jusuf, Yohanes(Indonesian) Chevonne, Eoin, Seán, Sean, Seosamh, Shane, Shavonne, Shevaun, Shevon, Síne, Siobhán(Irish) Gioacchino, Gioachino, Giovanna, Giovanni, Giuseppa, Giuseppe, Ivan, Ivano, Beppe, Gia, Gian, Gianna, Gianni, Giannina, Giannino, Giosetta, Giovannetta, Giusi, Nina, Nino, Peppe, Peppi, Peppino, Pino, Vanna, Vanni(Italian) Ioachim, Ioakeim, Joachim(Judeo-Christian Legend) Iosephus, Johanna, Johannes, Joannes(Late Roman) 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, Janusz, Joachim, Joanna, Józef, Józefa, Józefina, Asia, Janek, 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, Yakim, Yana, Zhanna, Osip, Vanya(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, Janko, Jože, Žana(Slovene) Jan, Janka(Sorbian) Iván, Joaquín, José, Josefa, Josefina, Juan, Juana, Ibán, Josepe, Juanita, Juanito, Pepe, Pepito(Spanish) Ivan, Jan, Janina, Janna, Jens, Joakim, Johan, Johanna, Johannes, 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(Ukrainian) Yusup(Uyghur) Evan, Iefan, Ieuan, Ifan, Ioan, Iwan, Shan, Siân, Siôn, Siwan, Ianto(Welsh)
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