Johan - boys name

Johan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 76%

Johan name meaning:

The name Johan is a variant of the name John, which has deep biblical origins. Derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan, it is composed of two elements - "Yah," a shortened form of the Hebrew name for God, and "chanan," meaning "grace" or "mercy." Therefore, the name Johan can be interpreted to mean "God is gracious" or "God has shown favor."

The name Johan has been widely used across different cultures and countries, including Scandinavian and German-speaking regions. In these regions, Johan is often associated with strength, resilience, and leadership. It is a timeless and classic name that has been embraced by many families throughout history.

Parents who choose the name Johan for their son may be drawn to its biblical roots and the positive connotations of God's grace and favor. It is a name that carries a sense of reverence and importance, reflecting the significance of divine blessings in one's life.

Origin: Finnish

Finnish form of John.

Related names

John , Bettina, Ciana , Eoin-Baiste, Euan , Geovana, Geovani, Geovanni, Geovanny, Geovany, Giovana, Giovani , Giovanny, Giovany, Giovonni, Han , Hans , Hansen, Hanson , Ivanhoe, Ivano, Iwan , Janah, Janalee, Janalyn, Janalynn, Janceena, Janek , Janetta, Janette, Janey , Jani, Janica, Janie, Janis, Jannah , Jannalee, Janne, Jannie, Janny, Jeana, Jean-Baptiste, Jeane, Jeanee, Jeanice, Jeanie , Jeanna , Jeannett, Jeannie, Jeannine, Jeena, Jens, Joen, Johan , Johannes , Johnelle, Johnetta, Johnette, Johnna, Johnnie , Johnny , Jon , Jonalyn, Jonalynn, Jonay, Jonell, Jonetta, Jonette, Joni , Jonita, Jonn, Jonna, Jonnelle, Jonni, Jonnie , Jonny , Juan , Juanito, Jukka, Jussi, Keoni , Shauden, Shaughn, Shaun , Shaundre, Shawnn, Shon, Shona, Shonn, Sian , Jowan , Jowanet

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Overall UK ranking: 1139 out of 4789

24 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Johan

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