Johan Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Johan:
Cognate of John (God is gracious), which is from the Middle Latin Johannes, an evolution of the Ecclesiastic Late Latin Joannes. Joannes is from the Greek Iōannes, a derivative of the Hebrew Yehanan, a short form of Yehohanan, which is from yehōhānān (Yahweh is gracious). The name, borne by several important biblical characters, was also borne by many saints, twenty-three popes, and many kings throughout Europe.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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Johan and Jonah are anagrams of each other; they contain the same letters.
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Scandinavian form of Johann.
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Johan Santana, Major League Baseball pitcher for the New York Mets.
Karl Johan, former King of Sweden (as Charles XIV John) and King of Norway.
Johan Ludvig Runeberg, national poet of Finland.
Johan, son of model Heidi Klum and singer Seal.
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Johan, the main antagonist in the manga "Monster."