Meaning:God is gracious
Johanna is a girl's name of Hebrew and German origins. Johanna and its variant "Joanna" mean "God is gracious." Its meaning is perfect for parents looking for a spiritual etymology for precious baby. The namesake was first seen in the Bible; Johanna was among 12 other female figures who walked alongside Jesus in the Gospel of Luke. The name's meaning also travels cultures, referring to "God is light" in Japanese, for baby Johanna set on illuminating hearts. This gorgeous name also caught the eye of musicians, as singer-songwriter Bob Dylan penned the tune "Visions of Johanna," immortalizing the namesake forever.
Popularity Trend Chart
Roll over the visual for detailed rankings by year.
Source: Social Security Administration
Not sure you have the perfect name? Search to add more baby names to your My Favorites list.
Article saved.Go to My Saved Articles
Name added. View Your List