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Origin: Hebrew
Meaning: God's Gracious Gift

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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Johanna

This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Johanna in the U.S. since 1880.

A few facts about the girl's name Johanna:

  • Records indicate that 47,977 girls in the United States have been named Johanna since 1880.

  • The greatest number of people were given this name in 1984, when 918 people in the U.S. were given the name Johanna. Those people are now 36 years old.

    So ... how do we know this stuff? Baby Names Hub identifies trends by analyzing vast amounts of data made available by the U.S. government and other public sources. This data, including social security statistics, provides detailed information on baby name popularity and trends in the United States.


    Comments about the name Johanna

    91% Approval Rating
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      10 Positive Comments

  • "My name is Johanna. I go by JoJo and I love my name because it is pretty unique. I just hate i when others say it wrong" Apr. 1, 2019: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Johanna Jolie! I love my name it sounds retro but cool as well! So many people call me Joanna and it's so annoying!" Feb. 17, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "Love it! I just found out I am pregnant last night. I am going to name her Johanna if it is a girl." Jan. 8, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Johanna, everyone is facinated by the pronouciation, is it Jo-Hanna Or Joanna, I don't mind how epople pronounce it, because i like all of the pronounciations of my name. There was usually one other Johanna in all my schools. But everyone knew us, because the name is unique, and for some reason Johanna's are usually very confident. i guess it may stem from always being the one and only and standing out, it teaches you to be an individual early on. I love my name, I always felt like i had a cool name even early on as a kid." Jun. 15, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "Johanna is emerging on my list.... I love it.... I pronounce it is a unique biblical name that is underused and has great meaning.....I am concerned about the confusion of the spelling and pronounciation...these are determinants in whether I will consider it or not..." Feb. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Johanna, pronounced Jo HA Nuh. No one ever says my name correctly! LOL. I'm always called JoHANNAH. My uncle, who spen time in Germany, calls me Yo HA Nuh." Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "I am really liking this name lately! I want to use it in the future, I think it's beautiful and i very unique option that isn't made up sounding." Sep. 13, 2007: Report as inappropriate

  • "I CANNOT THINK OF A MORE BEAUTIFUL NAME. It's sooo pretty! Do you pronounce it Jo-HAN-ah, Jo-HAWN-ah, Yo-HAWN-ah? You could always go by Jo or Josie." Dec. 23, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "I find that people with the name Johanna are true to their name. They are classy, sincere, and a pleasure to be around. I would reccomend this to all new parents." Sep. 16, 2006: Report as inappropriate

  • "My wonderful girlfriends name is Johanna.. love her!!!" Jan. 28, 2006: Report as inappropriate

      1 Negative Comment

  • "I hate my name, it's Jo-Anna and everyone always calls me Jo-Hanna. I go by Jo." Jan. 10, 2010: Report as inappropriate

      15 Neutral Comments

  • "I wish my name was John. hey? Well I go by John nowadays anyhow." Mar. 31, 2020: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Johanna and I LOVE MY NAME!Some people say my name as joanna, i used to be okay with it, but now I hate it. And people always tell me what a beautiful name I have! JOHANNA4life!" Nov. 14, 2018: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Johanna gelin and I am really happy with my name I don't care what people say about my name" Apr. 16, 2017: Report as inappropriate

  • "Many people pronounce my name wrong and its annoying because I have corrected them but yet they don't care like really. I do like the spelling because it's sort of unique it's Jhoana" Jan. 7, 2016: Report as inappropriate

  • "I'm Swedish, and Johanna is my first name, but I use it very seldom, only in official situations. Generally I use my second name. Johanna sounds professional, but doesn't suit me. It's hard to describe for English people how I pronounce it, but it's something like Yoo-hah-nna. People often pronounce it wrong, but not so often as in US or UK. Sometimes I'm called Yoo-ahnnah or something like this. I hate when English people called me Joanna, it's annoying. I've get this name after my father, he is Johan. In my childhood I was called Hanna, and I didn't mind it, but now I don't like when someone call me Hanna." Jun. 5, 2015: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is johanna pronounced yo hanna. Everyone mis says my name unless they have a Dutch or German backround. I just correct them over and over I love my name and so does everyone that i meet. Its a great girls name and Johann (yo hann) is fun name for a boy too!" Jun. 16, 2014: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name iz Johannah people often used to call me Joana, but i like it whn they call me Yo-han-na-h it iz pretty nice and adorable nd i love its meaning" Jan. 25, 2013: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Johanna.I like my name . Everyone knows me by Jojo. I like my nick name because it's unique & no one else has it that I know. My name is always spelled wrong or Pronunced by teachers or any Person. But ill just correct them & they'll get it right. Well I like my name & nick name because I don't see many people I know with it ." Jun. 25, 2012: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Johanna and I use Jo to stop confusion. Even my parents told me my name was Jo-ann-a but i've never met another and only a few who have known another, always called Jo-Hannah which is much nicer." Jul. 21, 2010: Report as inappropriate

  • "My names Johanna.. I was called JoJo or baby jojo up until i was about 7, then have been Jo since. I dont like my name, it just annoys me so much because nobody ever spells it or pronounces it right, because its said like jo-hannah. Only my mum or brother call me Johanna when they're mad at me, or if theres a newteacher at school and they're doing a register.. Though i was named after a bob dylan song, so maybe if i'd liked the song i'd have liked my name.." Jun. 27, 2009: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Johanna pronounced JO-HAH-NA... Here in South Africa its not a very cool name since its no longer popular and most people named Johanna are "grannies" (I was named after my grandmother). It was also my "school name" back in the days when we were compelled to use non-African names for "official reasons" so I had to use it instead of my beloved African name Zandile (also after my grandmother pronounced Zah-ndee-leh).It means "we have in abandon" usually referring to having more than one daughter..." Dec. 30, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "My name is Johanna, pronounced Jo-HAN-ah, and I absolutely love my name. You don't hear it too often, and I'm always getting compliments on my name. The only drawback is that most people initially have a hard time pronouncing it correctly. They always want to call me Joanna or, more often, Jo-HAWN-ah. And when I introduce myself, people always think I'm saying Jodi or Jill. Despite all that, it's still worth it because I enjoy having a truly unique name." Dec. 5, 2008: Report as inappropriate

  • "i like the name johanna because it is my sisters name and because its unique." Feb. 17, 2008: Report as inappropriate


  • "People who spell my name almost always forget the H. I go by Jo, Jo-Jo, and Johanna but they think I say "Georgia", "Jodi", or "Jill" when I introduce myself. I have only met I 3 people who share my name. I like my name, and there are many variations. When I was young I was JoJo, during my teen years I was, Jo, and now I'm Johanna." May. 19, 2006: Report as inappropriate

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