Johann: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Johann

Johann

Pronunciation: YOH-hahn (key)

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The French pronounce this name as zho-hahn. In the French documentary "To Be and To have" (Etre et Avoir, 2004) two of seven boys in a country school class of 3-10 year olds are named Johan(n), with one going by the nickname "Jojo" (zho-zho).

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Hans, Hansi, Honus

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German form of John, meaning "God's gracious gift". It is a shorter version of another form of John, Johannes. In former times, this name was often given to men as a matter of course, along with a second name by which they were actually called: Johann Martin would be called Martin, Johann Jakob would be called Jakob, and so on.

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Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer and musician
Johann Strauss, Austrian composer
Johann Hölzel, Austrian rock musician, better known as Falco
Johann Pachelbel, German composer and musician
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer, philosopher, and poet
Johann Gottfried Herder, German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic
Johann David Wyss, Swiss writer, best known for his novel "The Swiss Family Robinson"
Johann Gottfried Walther, German composer
Johann Peter Hebel, German short story writer and dialectal poet

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