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What does Johann mean?

Johann Pronunciation of Johann [jo-hann] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Johann means "God is gracious". Johann is an alternate spelling of John (Hebrew).

Associated with: gracious.


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.

Creative forms:
(male) Jahann, ..

(female) Johanni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Johann Layden (J.L.), ..

How popular is Johann?

Johann is an unusual given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#25633 out of 150436, Top 17%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Johann entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #911 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is at #1292 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular varying forms of Johann (#1292 the previous year) appearing in the Top 2000 are Jan (#1677 the previous year), Jean (#1190), Joao, Johan (#553), Johannes, John (#26), Johnie, Johnnie (#1531), Johnny (#310), Jon (#737), Jovan (#1154), Jovanni (#1049), Juan (#114), Juwan, Shane (#295), Shaun (#769) and Shawn (#352). Other forms, like Johon, are uncommon. These relations of Johann were popular during the years 1880-1889 (median #1424) and are now much less common (#1058, down 88%). John is a perennial favorite, although Johan seems to be gaining favor too, while forms such as Shane have become less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Johann, Jan, Jean, Joao, Johan in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of John, Johnie, Johnnie, Johnny, Jon in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Jovan, Jovanni, Juan, Juwan, Shane in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of 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 names are Chann, Dann, Donn, Eachann, Eamann (see Eamon), Eann, Egann (see Egan), Eumann, Evann, Flann, Frann, Gleann (see Glen), Hofmann, Jacan, Jalenn, Janan, Janna, Jano, Jaran, Jaronn, Jeovani, Jeovany, Jeran, Jerant, Jevan, Jivan, Joab, Joash, Joben, Johar, Johnson, Johnte, Jolyon, Jomahl, Jomal, Jomall (see Jamal), Jomar, Jonah, Jonn, Jonny, Jonson, Joram, Joran, Jordaan, Jordain, Jordan, Jorden, Jordyn, Joren, Jorgan, Jorgen, Jorian, Jorn, Joron, Jotham, Jovani, Jovann, Jovanno, Jovanny, Jovany, Jovin, Lehmann, Lonn, Rodmann, Rohan, Ronn, Shann, Shawnn, Shonn, Sohan, Vann, Vonn, Yann and Zann. These names tend to be more commonly used than Johann.

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