The name Johanna is a girl's name of Hebrew, German origin meaning "God is gracious". Johanna is ranked #550 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like International Variations of Jane and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".
From the experts:
Johanna is the version of this name used in Holland, Germany, and Scandinavia. The extra h makes Johanna a slightly more dignified version of Joanna.
A notable namesake is the author of Heidi, Johanna Spyri. There are Johannas in Sweeney Todd, The Hunger Games, and the Bob Dylan song, "Visions of Johanna."