What does Johann mean?
Johann /jo-hann/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' name is of Hebrew derivation, and the name Johann means "God is gracious". Johann is an alternate spelling of John (Hebrew) with the suffix -ann.
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▲.Kreatif forms: Jahann, Jehann, Juhann. [more]
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. 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. in the 1900s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Popular varying forms of Johann appearing in the Top 1000 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). Forms like Joao are uncommon. These boy names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4749%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2964%, down 37.6%), 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. Shown below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Johann and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)