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Baby Name Joan

Meaning of Joan - What does the name Joan means?
Gender: Girl Name
Origin: English
Name Meaning: Contracted form of the French Johanne, which is a feminine form of John (God is gracious). The name's most famous bearer is perhaps Joan of Ark (1412-31), the young French saint and heroine who claimed to be a soldier of God. Under her leadership, the French Army defeated the English at Orleans in 1429. She was eventually captured and sold to the English, who burned her at the stake for witchcraft in 1431. She was canonized in 1920. See John (Male Names)
Origins: View this name in other origins - English, Irish, Hebrew, Scottish
Pet forms: Joani, Joanie, Joni
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