Johan

First Name
11k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
151
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Johan

User Submitted Origins

English
70%
Hebrew
10%
Muslim
10%
Scandinavian
10%

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  • According to a user from Nevada, United States, the name Johan is of English origin and means "Gift of god".

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Wiktionary

An archaic variant of Joan, from Old French Johan, from Latin Johanna.

  1. A female given name.

Johan was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Danish, Dutch, Faroese, Norwegian, and Swedish

Notable Persons Named Johan

Johan Cruyff is a soccer player for the AFC Ajax, FC Barcelona, Los Angeles Aztecs, Washington Diplomats, Levante UD, Feyenoord, and Netherlands national football team. Johan was born on April 25th, 1947 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Pilou Asbæk is an actor. He was most active from 2008 to present. Pilou was given the name Johan Philip Asbæk on March 2nd, 1982 in Copenhagen. Pilou is also known as Asbaek and Pilou.

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August Strindberg was a writer. August was given the name Johan August Strindberg on January 22nd, 1849 in Stockholm. He died on May 14th, 1912.

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Johan de Witt was a Grand Pensionary of Holland. Johan was born on September 24th, 1625 in Dordrecht. He left this life on August 20th, 1672.

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Johan Santana is a baseball player. Johan was born on March 13th, 1979 in Tovar Municipality, Mérida.

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Johan Djourou is a soccer player for the Hamburger SV, Étoile Carouge FC, Arsenal F.C. Academy, Arsenal F.C., Birmingham City F.C., Hannover 96, Switzerland national under-17 football team, and Switzerland national under-19 football team. Johan was born on January 18th, 1987 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Johan

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Simen was born in 1973.

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Ryno Johan is a hockey player for the Leksands IF in the Swedish Hockey League. He has had major accomplishments since 2005. Ryno was born on June 5th, 1986 in Örebro.

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Mohd Ridhwan Johan is a sports team member for the Selangor FA.

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How popular is the baby name Johan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1910 5 0 5
1914 7 0 7
1915 9 0 9
1916 9 0 9
1918 13 0 13
1919 9 0 9
1920 7 0 7
1921 12 0 12
1922 9 0 9
1923 6 0 6
1924 5 0 5
1925 7 0 7
1926 11 0 11
1928 18 9 9
1929 10 5 5
1930 18 8 10
1932 13 6 7
1933 8 8 0
1934 8 8 0
1935 18 8 10
1936 8 8 0
1937 8 8 0
1938 7 7 0
1939 7 7 0
1941 13 5 8
1942 8 8 0
1946 6 0 6
1947 9 0 9
1948 8 0 8
1949 5 0 5
1953 14 5 9
1955 9 0 9
1956 10 0 10
1957 9 0 9
1959 9 0 9
1961 10 0 10
1962 11 0 11
1963 6 0 6
1964 17 0 17
1965 15 0 15
1966 11 0 11
1967 10 0 10
1968 12 0 12
1969 17 0 17
1970 18 0 18
1971 11 0 11
1972 14 0 14
1973 12 0 12
1974 16 0 16
1975 15 0 15
1976 24 0 24
1977 23 0 23
1978 31 0 31
1979 35 0 35
1980 30 0 30
1981 38 0 38
1982 47 0 47
1983 41 0 41
1984 46 0 46
1985 32 0 32
1986 27 0 27
1987 73 8 65
1988 58 0 58
1989 56 0 56
1990 40 0 40
1991 57 0 57
1992 69 0 69
1993 38 0 38
1994 69 0 69
1995 77 0 77
1996 92 0 92
1997 117 0 117
1998 150 0 150
1999 180 0 180
2000 172 0 172
2001 400 7 393
2002 454 7 447
2003 388 0 388
2004 402 7 395
2005 439 0 439
2006 476 0 476
2007 535 6 529
2008 616 0 616
2009 573 0 573
2010 592 0 592
2011 520 0 520
2012 566 0 566
2013 496 0 496
2014 478 0 478
2015 514 0 514
2016 657 0 657
2017 576 0 576

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Popularity of Johan as a first name

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Popularity of Johan as a last name

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Common last names for Johan

  • Johnson
  • Anderson
  • Johansen
  • Carlson
  • Hansen
  • Johanson
  • Peterson
  • Larsen
  • Andersen
  • Johnsen
  • Jensen
  • Nilsson
  • Hanson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Johan U.S.
  White 49.01% 64.26%
  African American 5.96% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 31.13% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 9.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Johan

People with the last name Johan are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Johan

  • How Popular is the name Johan? Johan is the 2,374th most popular name of all time. As a last name Johan was the 115,639th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Johan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 10,831 babies born with the first name Johan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Johan to occupy the country of Tuvalu with an estimated population of 10,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Johan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1910 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Johan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Johan is Thursday, April 16th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Johan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Johan was in 2016 with a total of 657 babies.
  • Random Johan Factoid: According to the 2015 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Johan is not a popular baby boy's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 31 babies in Florida have the same name as you in 2015.
  • Weird things about the name Johan: Your name in reverse order is Nahoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oanjh. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Johan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 151 people with the last name Johan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Johan? Johan is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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