Meaning and name origin
Johan \jo-han\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Johan is "God is gracious". Johan is a variant of John (Hebrew); biblical: the name of the longest-lived of the 12 apostles, who was especially loved by Christ.
Johan is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Johan for boys. Johan reached its highest rank of #451 in the U.S. in 2008. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Johan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26) and Johan (#579). (2014 statistics).
Suggested similar baby names are Jahan, Jan, Jean, Jian, Johann, Johar, Johnn, Johnny, Jon, Jona, Jonah, Jonn, Joran, Jovan, Juan, Juwan, Rohan and Sohan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Johan.