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Meaning and Name Origin

Johann \jo-hann, joha-nn\ as a boys' name. The name Johann means "God is gracious". Johann is a variation of John (Hebrew). Somewhat uncommon as a name for newborns.


Johann has 29 related forms via John: Ivann, Jan, Janne, Jean, Jehan, Jian, Jianni, Joannes, Joao, Johan, Johanan, Johannes, Johnie, Johnn, Johnnie, Johnny, Johon, Jon, Jona, Jovan, Jovanney, Jovanni, Jovonni, Juan, Juwan, Seann, Shane, Shaun and Shawn.


Johann is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#27541 out of 88799, Top 31%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Shown below is the baby name popularity of Johann for boys. Johann entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its highest position of #834 in the U.S. then, but is not in the list at the moment. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Johann and related names. Popular varying forms of Johann are Jan, Jean, Johan (#579 the previous year), Johannes, John (#26), Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny (#299), Jon (#675), Jovan, Jovanni (#943), Juan (#98), Juwan, Shane (#277), Shaun (#742) and Shawn (#323). These boy names were at the top of their popularity during 1980-1989 and are now much less popular, with forms like Jean, Jon, Jovan, Jovanni and Shaun falling out of style. Johan (#579), Shane (#277) and Shawn (#323) are three of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jan, Jean, Johan, Johann, John, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jon, Jovan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Jovanni, Juan, Juwan, Shane, Shaun, Shawn in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Johann is alike in pronunciation to Jahan. Other recommended similar baby names are Jonn and Jovann. Like Johann, these names are not commonly used.