Johanna Name Meaning & Origin

Johanna

Pronunciation: joh-HA-nə, yo-HAH-nə (key)

Origin of the name Johanna:

Middle Latin feminine form of Joannes (God is gracious). The name is derived from the Greek Iōannes, a derivative of the Hebrew Yehanan, a short form of Yehohanan, which is from yehōhānān (Yahweh is gracious).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Hanna, Jo, Joana, Joanie, Joanna, Jody, Joey, Johana, Johannah, Yoanna

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Nicknames for Johanna

Joanie, Jo, Jo-Jo, Joey, Joni, Jona, Hanna, Hannie, Janna, Jenny, Anna, Josie, Jody, Jodi, Ana, Ona.

Meanings and history of the name Johanna

Johanna is the feminine form of the name John, meaning "God's gracious gift".

Famous real-life people named Johanna

Johannah Duggar, one of the children on TLC's "19 Kids and Counting"
Johanna "Jenny" Lind, 19th century Swedish opera singer.
Johanna Spyri, author of the children's story "Heidi".
Johanna was the real first name of Annie Sullivan, the beloved "Teacher" of Helen Keller immortalized in "The Miracle Worker". She was baptized Johanna, but always called Anne or Annie.

Johanna in song, story & screen

Johanna Mason - From Suzanne Collins Trilogy The Hunger Games Appearing in Catching Fire and Mockingjay and in the movie adaptions is played by Jena Malone.
In the musical Sweeney Todd, Johanna Barker is Lucy's daughter, who is "beautiful with yellow hair like wheat". She is the object of both Anthony and Sweeney Todd's affections.
"Visions of Johanna", wonderful Bob Dylan song.
Johanna Reyes, minor character in the Divergent series by Veronica Roth
Johanna Patterson, character from The Name of the Game by Nora Roberts

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