Joanne vs Jane - What's the difference?

joanne | jane |

As a proper noun joanne

is , a spelling variant of joanne.

As a verb jane is




Alternative forms

* JoAnne, Jo-Anne, Jo Anne * Joann, JoAnn, Jo-Ann, Jo Ann

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • .
  • * 1824 , The History of Matthew Wald , E. Duyckinck, Collins & Hannay, page 112:
  • "I have," said I; "and I have seen the young ladies too, except Miss Joanne ."
    "Ye may just as weel lay by the Miss, and ca' her Joan, like her mother afore her, noo -
  • * 1981 , Bodily Harm , Anchor Books, ISBN 0385491077, page 16:
  • She changed it when she was thirty-eight because, as she said, what can you do with a name like Joanne ? Too nice.



    Alternative forms

    * Jayne, Jaine

    Proper noun

  • ; the standard feminine form of John since the 17th century.
  • * 1605 William Camden: Remains Concerning Britain . John Russell Smith, 1870. p.103-104:
  • In latter years some of the better and nicer sort, misliking Joan, have mollified the name of Joan into Jane', as it may seem, for that ' Jane is never found in old Records; and as some will, never before the time of King Henry the eight.
  • * 1830 , Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
  • People will please their fancies, and every lady has favourite names. I myself have several, and they are mostly short and simple. Jane', that queenly name! '''Jane''' Seymour, '''Jane''' Grey, 'the noble ' Jane de Montford;' - - -
  • * 1912 (H.H.Munro), The Secret Sin of Septimus Brope :
  • "What I mean is," said Mrs. Riversedge, "that when I get maids with unsuitable names I call them Jane ; they soon get used to it."
    "An excellent plan," said the aunt of Clovis coldly; "unfortunately I have got used to being called Jane myself. It happens to be my name."
  • derived from a (etyl) variant of John.
  • Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)


    (en noun)
  • A woman, often specifically a girlfriend
  • What happened to your regular Jane ?

    Alternative forms

    * jane


    * * ----