Baby Name: Joanna
The Latinized form of Ioanna and the feminine form of Ioannes that is ultimately derived from John. Also the biblical name of several women who were disciples of Christ. The name peaked on the chart in 1984 and 1985, during the fame of film and television actress Joanna Cassidy. A popular name for girls because of its trendy "a" ending and its classic blend of two independent names, "Jo" and "Anna."