Joanne vs Joanna - What's the difference?

joanne | joanna |

As a proper noun joanne

is , a spelling variant of joanne.



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.




    (en noun)
  • (Cockney rhyming slang) A piano.
  • * 2006 , "
  • But I don't feel like dancin'
    When the old Joanna plays
    My heart could take a chance
    But my two feet can't find a way