Meaning and name origin
Johann \jo-hann, joha-nn\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Johann is "God is gracious". Johann is a variant of John (Hebrew); biblical: the name of the longest-lived of the 12 apostles, who was especially loved by Christ.
Johann is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#27541 out of 88799, Top 31%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Johann for boys. Johann reached its highest rank of #834 in the U.S. in 1900-1909. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Johann and its source form. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are John (#26) and Johann. (2014 statistics).
Johann is also pronounced similarly to Jahan. Other suggested similar baby names are Jehan, Johan▲, Johanan, Johnn, Johnny▼, Johon, Jonn and Jovann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Johann.