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[joh-an] /dʒoʊˈæn/
a female given name.
Also, Joann, Jo Ann, Joanna
[joh-an-uh] /dʒoʊˈæn ə/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But now and then he wondered if joanna had drawn on her secret hoard.

    Mollie's Prince Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Jim, each of them was playing alone with joanna when it happened.

    The Cuckoo Clock Wesley Barefoot
  • Sir Daniel was still roaring the name of joanna from the courtyard.

    The Black Arrow Robert Louis Stevenson
  • He noticed with satisfaction that joanna seemed to have got some inkling of his meaning.

  • "I'm not discussing the question from that point of view at all," joanna told her.

    The War-Workers E.M. Delafield
joanna in the Bible

whom Jehovah has graciously given. (1.) The grandson of Zerubbabel, in the lineage of Christ (Luke 3:27); the same as Hananiah (1 Chr. 3:19). (2.) The wife of Chuza, the steward of Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee (Luke 8:3). She was one of the women who ministered to our Lord, and to whom he appeared after his resurrection (Luke 8:3; 24:10).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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