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What does Johanna mean?

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

For more information, see also related girl names Hana, Jean, Johnna and Jane.

Johanna has 13 more related forms via Joan, Joanna: Jo, Joana, Joane, Joanie, Joann, Joanne, Joannue, Joeann, Joeanna, Joeanne, Jone, Jonee and Joni.


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. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Johanna name in U.S.

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

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). These girl names reached the height of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.46%) and have become much less popular since (usage 0.1232%, down 73.2%), with versions such as Giovanna, Johanna, Hana, Joan and Jean falling out of style. Joanna (#327) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this compilation, with this name enjoying a rebound in popularity. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Giovanna, Hana, Jane, Jean, Jo, Joan, Joana, Joanie, Joann, Joanna in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Joanne, Johana, Johanna, Johannah, John, Johnna, Joni in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Janna, Jeanna, Jianna, Johna, Johnnae, Jolanna, Jonna, Josanna, Joyann, Joyanna, Joyanne, Rohanna and Yohanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Johanna.