Meaning of Johan
and the Origins of this baby name
The name Johan has the following meaning:
One who is a gift from God.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.
As a baby boy name, Johan is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 575 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).
In 2009, the name Johan fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 26 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 476 in the Top 1000 charts.
The following chart shows the popularity of the name Johan in the USA, over the past 100 years.
The name Johan is pronounced as yo-harhn
The following names are baby names related to Johan and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Johan: Boys - Amarion
, Girls - Atha
, Both genders - Anna
Popular Variants for the name Johan: Joahan
We think the name Johan should fall under the following style category: Traditional
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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Johan to be: Smart, strong and athletic
In one word, you might describe Johan as a(n) "athletic
See other "athletic" names for boys
The names of some famous persons by the name Johan
(or its variants) are:Johan Christian Fabricius
, born on 7 January, a famous entomologist. Johan Christian Fabricius's background: A Danish entomologist and economist.Johan Franzén
, born on 23 December, a famous athlete. Johan Franzén's background: A Swedish professional ice hockey centre currently playing for the Detroit Red Wings of the National Hockey League.Johan Cruijff
, born on 25 April, a famous athlete. Johan Cruijff's background: A Dutch football manager/coach and former player. He was named European Footballer of the Year three times (1971, 1973, 1974) which is a record jointly held with Michel Platini and Marco van Basten. Cruyff was the most famous exponent of the football philosophy known as Total Football, developed by Rinus Michels.