Meaning and Name Origin
Johanna \jo-hanna, joha(n)-na\ as a girls' name is pronounced yoh-HAHN-ah, joh-HAHN-ah . It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Johanna is "God is gracious". Feminine of John; variant of Joanna. See also Joan.
Johanna is a very popular first name for women (#486 out of 4276, Top 11%) but a unique surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Johanna for girls. Johanna reached its highest rank of #210 in the U.S. then, and is at #542 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Displayed below is a comparison of the usage of the girl name Johanna and corresponding names. Jane (#322 last year), Joanna (#327), Hana (#841), Giovanna (#874), Johannah, Johnna, Joni, Johana, John, Joann, Jo, Jean, Joan, Joana, Joanie and Joanne are the prominent variation forms of Johanna (#542 last year) listed in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 and have become much less popular since, with versions such as Giovanna, Johanna, Hana, Johana and Johnna falling out of style. Joanna (#327) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation, with this name enjoying a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)