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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 2018: #579

The name Johan is a boy's name of German origin meaning "God is gracious". Johan is ranked #579 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Variations of John and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding then Eliminating - Boys Themed".

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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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Pop Culture References for the name Johan

Johatan, Johathon, Johanan, Johathan, Joahan, Johanthan, Johannan, Johahn, Joannes, Johane, Johon, Johaun

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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.