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What does Johanna mean?

Johanna Pronunciation of Johanna [jo-han-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.

Associated with: gracious.


Johanna has 7 variants: Giovanna, Joanna, Joehannah, Johana, Johannah, Johanne and Jovanna.

Affiliated girl names: Hana, Jean, Johnna and Jane.

9 more related forms via Joan, Joanna: Joana, Joane, Joanie, Joann, Joanne, Joannue, Joeann, Joeanna and Joeanne.

Creative forms:
(female) Johanca, Johani, ..

(male) Johanah, Johanse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Johanna Milan (J.M.), ..

How popular is Johanna?

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. Demographics)

Johanna entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its highest rank of #210 in the U.S. then, and is at #541 currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johanna name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johanna outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Jane (#288 last year), Joanna (#306), Giovanna (#811), Hana (#860), Johana (#1902), Joan (#1990), Johannah, John, Jovanna, Johnna, Johanne, Joanne, Joana, Jean, Joane, Joanie, Joann and Joeann are the prominent variation forms of Johanna (#541 last year). These forms of Johanna reached the height of their popularity in the 1930s (adoption of 4.68%) and have become much less common since (adoption 0.19%, 95.9% less). Joanna is a constant favorite, although Hana seems to be getting popular too, while versions such as John used to be popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johanna, Giovanna, Hana, Jane, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joan, Joana, Joane, Joanie, Joann in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joanna, Joanne, Joeann, Johana, Johannah in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johanne, John, Johnna, Jovanna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johanna, Jane, Joanna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Channa, Dhanna, Hosanna, Ioanna, Jaena, Jaina, Jana, Janea, Jania, Jann, Janna, Jannae, Jannah, Janne, Janny, Jayna, Jeana, Jeanna, Jeanne, Jenna, Jeovanna, Jiana, Jianna, Jinna, Johna, Johnnae, Johnnie, Jolana, Jolanda, Jolanna, Jolanne, Jolanta, Jona, Jonna, Jonnae, Jonni, Jordanna, Josana, Josanna, Josanne, Josianna, Jovana, Jovanne, Joyann, Joyanna, Joyanne, Juana, Jumanna, Loranna, Louanna, Roanna, Rohana, Rohanna, Rosanna, Roxanna, Royanna, Rozanna, Shanna, Sosanna, Toyanna, Yoanna, Yohanna and Zoanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Johanna.

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