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Origin of the name JOHANNA.
Etymology of the name JOHANNA.
Meaning of the baby name JOHANNA.


JOHANNA.  The feminine form of Latin Johannes (q.v.), meaning "Jehovah's gift (or grace)."  Also see Joanna.  Usage: America, England, Estonia, Germany, Holland, Ireland. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

    Johanna is, of course, the feminine of Johannes, of which John is our English contraction...
    Johanna, Jane, or Jessie, then, are derived from the same root as Hannah or Anne, namely the Hebrew word Chaanach, signifying "favour", "mercy", "grace", which, combined with the contraction of Jehovah, Iah or Jah, give Johanna = grace of the Lord...
    In Germany Johanna with its diminutive Hanne is still the only form of the name, and very common,... (Girls' Christian Names, Swan, 1905)


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