Its source is Yochanan, a Hebrew name meaning "God's grace."
This boy's name is used in Dutch and Czech.
The name Johan ranked 611th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics.
Yochanan was rendered in Greek as Ioannes, which in turn was translated into Latin as Iohannes. From one or both of these intermediaries come the many modern forms of this name, including John (English), Johannes (German), Juan (Spanish),Eoin (Gaelic), and Jean (French).