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What does Johan mean?

Johan [jo-han] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of Johan is "God is gracious". Johan is a German, Scandinavian form of John (Hebrew).

Associated with: scandinavian, gracious.


Johan has 2 variants: Jehan and Johon.

Johan has 32 more relations via John: Ean, Eian, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Gian, Ian, Ivan, Iwan, Jan, Jean, Jian, Joao, Jock, Jocko, Johanan, Johann, Johannes, Johnie, Johnn, Johnnie, Johnny, Jon, Jona, Jovan, Jovanni, Juan, Juwan, Sean, Shane, Shaun and Shawn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jayhan, Jonhan, ..

(female) Johanae, Johani, ..

How popular is Johan?

Johan is a rare given name for males but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#116123 out of 150436, Top 77%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Shown below is the birth name history of Johan for boys. Johan was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its apex position of #451 in the U.S. in the year 2008, and is at #579 currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the history of the boy name Johan and associated names. Ean (#997 last year), Eian (#1680), Euan, Evan (#58), Ewan (#1174), Gian (#1383), Ian (#77), Ivan (#132), Jan (#1787), Jean (#1063), Joao, Jock, Johann (#1330), Johannes, John (#26), Johnie, Johnnie (#1429), Johnny (#299), Jon (#675), Jovan (#1122), Jovanni (#943), Juan (#98), Juwan, Sean (#193), Shane (#277), Shaun (#742) and Shawn (#323) are the prominent varying forms of Johan (#579 last year). Other forms, like Johon, are uncommon. These forms of Johan were favored by parents a century ago (median #1512) and are now significantly less common (#1013, 76% less usage), with forms such as Shaun becoming less stylish. The more fashionable boy names in this compilation are Ean, Evan, Ian, Ivan, Johan and Jovanni.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johan, Ean, Eian, Evan, Ewan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Gian, Ian, Ivan, Jan, Jean in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Joao, Jock, Johann, John, Johnie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johnnie, Johnny, Jon, Jovan, Jovanni in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Juan, Juwan, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johan, Euan, Evan, Ewan, Ian outside U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johannes, John, Sean, Shane, Shaun, Shawn outside U.S.

Similar Names


Recommended names are Athan, Boban, Bohdan, Cahan, Chan, Colan, Conan, Cowan, Coyan, Doan, Dolan, Doran, Dowan, Eoghan, Ethan, Gahan, Gehan, Goran, Hogan, Jacan, Jahan, Jalan, Janan, Jaran, Javan, Jeran, Jevan, Jivan, Joab, Joben, Johar, Jomal, Jomar, Jonah, Jonas, Jonn, Joram, Joran, Jordan, Joren, Jorgan, Jorian, Jorn, Joron, Jotham, Jovani, Jovann, Jovany, Jovin, Jovon, Kahan, Khan, Logan, Loman, Loran, Mochan, Nolan, Roan, Roban, Rogan, Rohan, Roman, Ronan, Roshan, Rowan, Royan, Shan, Sohan and Toran. These names tend to be more frequently used than Johan.