Gender: Female Pronunciation: Yo-HAHN-ah; Joe-HANN-ah Meaning of Johanna: "God is gracious" Origin of Johanna: Hebrew Johanna's Popularity in 2019: #595

Johanna Origin and Meaning

The name Johanna is a girl's name of Hebrew, German origin meaning "God is gracious".

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."

16 names similar to Johanna

These 16 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Johanna. If you didn't find an alternative name that you like better than Johanna, try our name generator. It allows you to go beyond the similarities of a name, which can provide a lot of inspiration!

Find other names based on Johanna using our baby name generator.


Rank in US: #595

- this week

Famous People Named Johanna

Pop Culture References for the name Johanna

Joanna, Jonnie, Johnni, Jonni, Johannah, Jo


MissYellowButterfly Says:


I feeeeel this name ;)
My favorite name. I would love to have a daughter named this. Here's hoping it doesn't become more popular :/

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.