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What does Johanan mean?

Johanan Pronunciation of Johanan [jo-hanan] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and Johanan means "God is gracious". Johanan is an alternate form of John (Hebrew). Johanan is also a variation of Yochanan (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


13 alternative forms via John, Yochanan: Jehan, Johan, Johann, Johannes, Johnie, Johnn, Johnnie, Johnny, Johon, Jona, Jovan, Jovanni and Yohannan.

Creative forms:
(male) Jahanan, Johajar, ..

(female) Johaja, Johala, ..

Middle name pairings:
Johanan Savion (J.S.), ..

How popular is Johanan?

Johanan is an uncommon given name for males. Johanan is an equivalently rare last name too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related boy names. John (#26 the previous year), Johnny (#310), Johan (#553), Jovanni (#1049), Jovan (#1154), Johann (#1292), Johnnie (#1531), Johnie and Johannes are the popular related forms of Johanan (outside Top 2000). These relations of Johanan were at the height of their popularity in the 1880s (average #1216) and are now much less conventional (#1101, 92%), with forms such as Johnie falling out of fashion. Johan is the most contemporarily stylish boy name in this list. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johan, Johann, John, Johnie, Johnnie in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Johan, Johannes, John outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aodhagan, Bohdan, Buchanan, Chanan, Chandan, Chayan, Conan, Donavan, Donnan, Elchanan, Elhanan, Elhannan, Hanan, Ishaan, Jacan, Jahan, Jalan, Janak, Janan, Jaran, Javan, Jeavan, Johar, Johnathan, Johnson, Johntay, Johnte, Jonah, Jonas, Jonathan, Jonn, Joran, Jordaan, Jordan, Jorgan, Jorian, Jourdan, Jovani, Jovann, Jovanno, Jovanny, Jovany, Mohegan, Mohican, Monahan, Powhatan, Rohan, Ronan, Shaan, Shanan, Shannan, Shayan, Sohan and Solaman. These names tend to be more frequently used than Johanan.

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