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This article is about the name. For the 2005 film, see Johanna (film).
Pronunciation /ˈhænə/; /ˈænə/; German: [joˈhana]
Gender female
Word/name Hebrew > Greek > Latin
Meaning God is gracious
Other names
Related names Jan, Jane, Janet, Janice, Jean, Joan, Joanna, Joanne

Johanna is a feminine name, a variant form of Joanna that originated in Latin in the Middle Ages, including an -h- by analogy with the Latin masculine name Johannes. The original Greek form Iōanna lacks a medial /h/ because in Greek /h/ could only occur initially. For more information on the name's origin, see the article on Joanna.

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Johanna in popular culture[edit]

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