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Gender: Male Pronunciation: yo-hahn Meaning of Johan: "God is gracious" Origin of Johan: German variation of John Johan's Popularity in 2017: #501

The name Johan is a boy's name of German origin meaning "God is gracious". Johan is ranked #501 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Supermodel Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Still very Old European, conjuring up the image of a classical composer. But surprisingly, it's now been in the Top 600 in the U.S. since the turn of the 21st century, largely thanks to Heidi Klum and Seal's young son.

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Famous People Named Johan

Johan Franzen, Swedish hockey player
Johan Alexander Santana (Araque), Venezuelan baseball player
Johan Frandsen, Swedish lead singer of band The Knockouts
Johan van Kempen, son of "The Real Housewives of New York" star Alex McCord and husband Simon van Kempen
Johan Cruijff, former Dutch footballer

Pop Culture References for the name Johan

Johan Liebert, character in manga "Naoki Urasawa's Monster"
Johan Agares. character in "Black Butler"
"Johan Padan and the Discovery of the Americas," one-man play by Dario Fo

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RoddyThlayli Says:


I was a big fan of Smurfs when I was little, and I always thought Johan was such an awesome name--much better than Peewee.

headintheclouds Says:


I love Johan, it's one of my favorite traditional names on my list! I'm thinking of Johan or Johannes would be a wonderful middle name for a future boy, one day.

Giinkies Says:


I like the foreign feel of this name.