Joan
Origin/Usage
Hebrew
Pronunciation
JON
Meaning
God is merciful
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Joan originates in Hebrew language and means "God is merciful". It is a feminine form of John and as a female name has been used since the 17th century. One of the most famous bearers of this name was Joan of Arc, Maid of Orleans, a French heroine who led the French army in the Hundred Years' War. She was burned by the English at the stake for heresy and later on declared a martyr.

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Joan of Arc - French heroine and Saint
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Joan Allen - actress
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Joan Blos - published author
Joan Carroll - jazz artist
Joan Chen - actress
Joan Dahl - writer
Joan Davis - actress

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