[ 2 syll. jo-han(n), joh-a-nn ] The baby boy name Johann is sometimes used as a girl name. Its pronunciation is YOWHHae-N †. Johann is used predominantly in the German language and its origin is Hebrew.
Johann is a variant (German) of the name Johannes (Dutch, German, and Scandinavian).
Johann is also a variant (German) of the name John (English and Hebrew).
See also the related form, Hanfried (German).
Johann is rare as a baby name for boys. At the modest peak of its usage in 2010, 0.011% of baby boys were given the name Johann. It ranked at #910 then. The baby name has since suffered a substantial loss in popularity, and is currently of sporadic use. In 2018, out of the group of boy names directly linked to Johann, John was the most regularly used. Johann has mostly been a baby boy name in the past century.
† English pronunciation for Johann: Y as in "you (Y.UW)" ; OW as in "oak (OW.K)" ; HH as in "he (HH.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"
Details of famous persons named Johann:
Author Johann Wolfgang Goethe, born 28 August 1749 - 22 March 1832, Holy Roman Empire.
Composer J. S. Bach, born Johann Sebastian Bach, 21 March 1685 - 28 July 1750, Eisenach, Thuringia.
Composer Johann (Sr) Strauss, born March 14, 1804 - September 25, 1849, Vienna, Austria.
Composer Johann (Jr) Strauss, born October 25, 1825 - June 3, 1899, Vienna, Austria.
Printer Johannes Gutenberg, born Johann Gensfleisch, 1468, Mainz, Germany.