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Gender: Female Pronunciation: Yo-HAHN-ah; Joe-HANN-ah Meaning of Johanna: "God is gracious" Origin of Johanna: Hebrew Johanna's Popularity in 2017: #550

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 Names That Mean Grace and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven, Hell, Purgatory - Girls".

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."

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Famous People Named Johanna

Johanna Maria "Jenny" Lind, Swedish opera singer
Johanna Charlotte, Princess of Anhalt-Dessau; Margravine of Brandenburg-Schwedt; Abbess of Herford Abbey
Johanna Marina Eleonore, Princess of Hesse and by Rhine, daughter of Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse and Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark; niece of Britain's Prince Philip
Johanna Elizabeth Braddy, American actress
Johanna von Trapp, member of the Von Trapp Family Singers
Johanna Larsson, Swedish tennis player
Johanna Konta, Australian-British tennis player
Johanna Lindsey (born Johanna Helen Howard), American romance novelist
Johanna Sigurdardottir, former prime minister of Iceland
Johanna Sjöberg, Swedish Olympic swimmer
Johanna Spyri, Swiss children's author
Johanna Gudrun Jonsdottir aka Yohanna, Icelandic pop singer
Johanna Sofia Blåsippa (Sofia) Karlsson, Swedish folk singer and instrumentalist
Johanna Long, American NASCAR driver
Johanna Maria Ellinor Berglund-Sällström, Swedish actress

Pop Culture References for the name Johanna

Johanna Barker, character and song in "Sweeney Todd"
Johanna Mason, character in the Hunger Games series
Johanna Reyes, character in the Divergent series
Johanna Beckett, character on TV's "Castle"
Johanna Petit, character in webcomic "The Author's Apprentice"
Johanna Rothermund, main character in East German TV series "Johanna"
"Visions of Johanna," song by Bob Dylan
"Johanna of the Spirits", song by the Cherry Poppin' Daddies
"Johanna," song by The Stooges
"Johanna," 2005 Hungarian film

Johnni, Jonni, Joanna, Jonnie, Johannah, Jo


Daiseymae Says:


How do you pronounce your name? I have known a few that just say it as "Jo-anna" without the H sound in it.

beachbear Says:


I always find it odd to discover a young person named Johanna, but old people named Johanna seem normal to me.

indiefendi2 Says:


Normally I don't go for common, classic names but Johanna has a grace about it.

Johanna Huszar Says:


well there are many of us name Johanna - I am one of them :)

katinka Says:


Strong, beautiful name.

headintheclouds Says:


I love the name Johanna, I suppose mostly due to my love for its male counterpart Johan/Johann/Johannes. Not only is the meaning wonderful and has tie-ins to my faith, the spelling, sound and look of it is just lovely to me. I think if I should never have a son, Johanna would definitely be a middle name consideration for a daughter of mine.

PineWarrior Says:


A name I would consider if I have a daughter in the future-I have an Aunt Heidi (who was named after 'Heidi' written by JOHANNA SPYRI) and I have a grandfather, a great grandfather and an Uncle whose first names are 'John' so. . . a good tribute name :)

ldougie Says:


I simply can't imagine anyone under age 30 or over age 50 with this name, but that's just me.

LunaCross Says:


One of my aunts was going to be named this.