Meaning and name origin
Johanna \jo-hanna, joha(n)-na\ as a girl's 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 females (#486 out of 4276, Top 11%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Johanna for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Johanna and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jane (#322), Joanna (#327), Johanna (#542), Hana (#841), Giovanna (#874), Jean, Johnna, Johana, Joan, John and Johannah. (2014 statistics).
Suggested similar baby names are Janna, Jeanna, Jianna, Joana, Joann, Joanne, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Johna, Johnnae, Jolanna, Jonna, Josanna, Joyann, Joyanna, Joyanne, Rohanna and Yohanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Johanna.