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What does Johannes mean?

Johannes /jo-han-nes/ as a name for boys. Johannes' name origin is Hebrew, and the name Johannes means "God is gracious". Johannes is an alternate spelling of John (Hebrew) with the prefix Joha-. See also Hovannes and Ieuan.


Johannes has 15 related forms via John: Giannes, Hannes, Ioannes, Ioannis, Janne, Joannes, Johan, Johanan, Johann, Johnie, Johnn, Johnnie, Johnny, Jovanney and Jovanni.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Jahannes, Jehannes, ..

(female) Johanice, Johannet, ..

How popular is Johannes?

Johannes is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#8911 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Presented below is the birth name history of Johannes for boys. Johannes reached its apex rank of #48 in Sweden in the year 1998, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2013 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Popular alternative forms of Johannes ranked in the Top 2000 are John (#26 a year ago), Johnny (#299), Johan (#579), Jovanni (#943), Johann (#1330), Johnnie (#1429), Hannes and Johnie. Other variants, like Ioannis, are seldom used. These forms of Johannes were favored as baby names 134 years ago (usage of 8.31%) and have become significantly less conventional since (usage 0.67%, down 92%), with forms like Johnny falling out of fashion. Jovanni and Johan are two of the more chic birth names here.

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

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

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

Similar Names


Recommended names are Adohnes, Barnes, Channe, Charles, Dennes, Ennes, Gaines, Gaynes, Innes, Jabes, Jahan, Jamaine, James, Janek, Janesh, Janna, Jannai, Janos, Janse, Jansen, Janus, Janzen, Jaques, Jaymes, Jeannot, Jehan, Jeovanni, Jianni, Jimenes, Johar, Johnson, Johntay, Johnte, Johon, Joiner, Jonas, Jones, Jonn, Jonnie, Jonny, Jonte, Jontez, Joran, Jovan, Jovani, Jovann, Jovanno, Jovanny, Jovany, Jovonni, Joyner, Magnes, Mohandas, Montes, Raines, Raynes, Romanes, Shannen, Stannes (see Stanislaus), Yohannan and Yovanney. These names tend to be more commonly used than Johannes.